Stunning essay by Norman Podhoretz on how America went, almost the way a scene in a film dissolves out and a new scene dissolves in to replace it, from World Wars II to III to IV.
World War III? World War IV?
Needless to say, read the whole thing. Maybe even read it again. (If you’re a fan of Steven Den Beste’s long essays, you’ll love this. And I wouldn’t be surprised that when Steve gets back from his self-enforced vacation, he might have some thoughts on this piece.)