Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness
Any nation’s well-being—as Americans know from their own illustrious history—hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom, and stability depend on its constitutional and political stability.
A secure currency and financial order are also essential, as is a strong military.
Perhaps most important, however, is a first-rate, inductive educational system. Of course, nothing is possible without general social calm, often dependent on a reverence for the past, along with present secure borders.
The ability to produce or easily acquire food, fuel, and key natural resources ensures a nation’s independence and autonomy.
Unfortunately in the last few months all of those centuries-old reasons to be confident in American strength and resiliency have now been put into doubt.