American Restoration Newsletter #3
Because something has to come between #2 and #4.
Please forward to anyone who should have it...and no one who shouldn't.
I’m going to open this edition—for the third and final time—with an apology to anyone who receives a duplicate. I’m gravitating my American Restoration Newsletter from Mailchimp to Substack. This edition will be the last I run on both platforms. If you’ve received this edition only as a regular e-mail and you want to make sure not to miss a single scintillating issue, please follow this link to subscribe to my Substack, also titled American Restoration, where I’ve got my tip jar (or hat).
I’ll keep this one short and sweet. (The sweet part is standard. Short is not my long suit).
Rather than highlighting my own recent publications, I wanted to share what people have been saying about me. First, the Open Letter to the Medical Profession I circulated a couple of weeks ago has generated some interest. Not that anyone who favors vaccinating children has bothered to present a medical case for doing so—that would be a bit much to ask—but the Christian Post interviewed me to discuss my questions. For those of you interested in the answers, I did receive a few responses from medical professionals explaining that either: (i) there is no medical case for vaccinating healthy kids; or (ii) the best available medical evidence recommends against it. Not that that any of that will slow down the drive to experiment on America’s children.
Next, American Greatness ran a very thoughtful review of The New Civil War. The reviewer (Seth Forman) very kindly placed the book within a broader intellectual context, showing how I answer some central questions that caught some fairly prominent members of the right-leaning intelligentsia (e.g., David Brooks, Andrew Sullivan) by surprise.
Also, my essay on how The Conservative Temperament is Dooming America has generated quite a bit of interest and commentary. First I got a note from a Law Professor telling me that she planned to add it to her seminar on Conservative Political Thought.
Then I discovered that National Review published a critique so blistering that they’ll only let you see it if you buy a premium membership. (Spoiler alert: My 800-word essay leave most of the world’s major problems completely unsolved. Also, my attempts to redirect Republican thought and behavior steps on the toes of some very influential people whose track record, though disappointing, has not been entirely devoid of achievement). Fair enough. If you’re going to gore someone’s ox, you’ve got to let them kvetch a bit.
Finally, a bit of a teaser. I’m working on a multi-part piece that explains why misdirected conspiracy-theoretic thinking has surged in the 21st c. The answer actually ties in quite nicely to some work I did 20 years ago. Back then, I showed how many of our policy challenges emerged from the industrial-age concept that thought of the economy as a machine—when in fact, it’s far better understood as a network. In my forthcoming work, I will show that the same is true for society at large. A little bit of network theory goes a long way towards explaining modern life (and what ails us within it). Look for it, starting soon!
Enjoy! And if you do, remember that there’s now a hat available for tipping (and subscribing)!
As always, feedback and comments are welcome.
For more information about Bruce D. Abramson & American Restorationism, visit: www.BruceDAbramson.com
To learn more about how America’s elites destroyed the republic, see: The New Civil War: Exposing Elites, Fighting Utopian Leftism, and Restoring America (RealClear Publishing, 2021).
To learn more about the ideology driving today’s anti-American leftism, see: American Restoration: Winning America’s Second Civil War (Kindle, 2019).