After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose

After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose

by Michael Anton


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In September 2016, the provocative essay “The Flight 93 Election” galvanized many voters by spotlighting the stakes ahead in November and reproaching complacent elements of the Right. It also drew disparagement from many who judged it too apocalyptic in its assessment of the options facing the electorate.

Its author, Michael Anton—writing as “Publius Decius Mus”—addressed the main criticisms of his argument soon afterward in a “Restatement on Flight 93.” A new criticism emerged later on: that he had painted a dire scenario to be averted, but no positive vision.

Here, Anton presents the positive ideal that inspired him—a distillation of his thinking on Americanism and the West, refined over decades. He lays out the foundational principles of the American and Western traditions, examines the biggest threats to their survival, and underscores the necessity of continuing to defend them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641770606
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 1,188,339
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Anton is Lecturer in Politics and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. He has served as deputy assistant to President Trump, and in other political and corporate roles. He is also a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Claremont Review of Books, among many other publications. He is the author (as “Nicholas Antongiavanni”) of The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men’s Style (Collins, 2006).

Table of Contents

Preface 7

A Note on "Decius" 13

Pre-Statement on Flight 93 23

Political and Moral Epistemology

Human Nature, Mere Life, and the Good Life

The American Solution

Scope and Limits of the American Solution

American Attacks on the American Solution

Our Elites' Understanding of "Justice"

Incoherent in Theory, Destructive in Practice

Persecution and the Art of Shouting

The Choice We Face Now

The Flight 93 Election 61

September 5, 2016

Restatement on Flight 93 79

September 13, 2016

Acknowledgments 97

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