As I came to the end Bork was looking for things that might bring the country back to its roots and allow us to continue living in liberty. Current actions by the government made this bit stand out as prophetic.
“What may be feasible is a moral regeneration and an intellectual understanding capable of defeating modern liberalism. It a discussion of that possibility with friends, we came up with four events that could produce a moral and spiritual regeneration: a religious revival; the revival of public discourse about morality; a cataclysmic war; or a deep economic depression.”, p. 336The current panic over a virus has caused the passing of a multi-trillion pork bill with more in sight. People are not working. A depression is being foretold by the doomsayers. We look at it with fear and trembling, fearing that it will bring on a police state. It is also possible it will drive people back to the values that made us the land of the free.
My hope is for a genuine religious revival. Of course financial hard times might cause that to happen.
We live in interesting times.
Bork, Robert H. Slouching Towards Gomorrah. New York: Regan Books, 1996.
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