Trump, not Clinton, will defend the Western tradition

America is on the decline. There is little doubt about it. Economically, culturally, by birth rate — however you want to weigh it.

But the flame still flickers. It’s not out yet. And the issue we face right now, those of us who have been blessed to inherit the fruits of Western civilization, is how we deal with this decline.

Are we merely caretakers of this process, quietly putting the great city on the hill to a premature sleep? Or do we fight the dimming of the light?