Wednesday, October 13, 2021

File Under: "You Don't Know What You've Got Til It's Gone"

 Globalization, Americans are belatedly discovering, meant not that the citizens of the world would become Westerners but rather that the world would superficially look at times American. Such a world would more likely absorb Americans into something antithetical to their own foundations and freedoms - something akin to westernizing abroad while at home de-westernizing.

What arrogantly began as an Americanization of the globe has ended up as a globalization of America.

- Victor Davis Hanson in The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America

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