We live in an age of tyranny. Not of violent oppressors armed with machine guns and machetes, but a tyranny of low expectations, of loss of faith in ourselves.
In Britain, that loss of faith came about through the policy of managed decline which had been the bedrock assumption of the European Project. Britain’s best days were behind her, we were told, and now we had to accept that we were little more than an inconsequential island off the coast of mainland Europe.
In America, the story was different. As a world leader, America needed to put the needs of others before herself. It’s what strong leaders do. The result was the same: a divided country populated by forgotten people.
June 23, 2016 will forever be seared into history as the date the British people (narrowly) rejected that narrative. America had her own rebellion a few months later on November 8 with the election of Donald Trump.
But it is not enough merely to know what one is against. Now that we have rejected the role we were cast in by the Eurocrats and Democrats, we must define a new one for ourselves.
Now is the time for national conversations across the Anglosphere on what sort of countries we want to be as we head into the 21st century. Do we still want to manage our decline as a civilisation, or do we want to reassert ourselves as a vibrant, meaningful culture?
At Declining to Fall, we believe in promoting a strong, optimistic vision of the Anglosphere in the 21st century, through championing the best of our vibrant arts, culture, and innovation.
Now is the time to reassert confidence in the vision of a world run on the principles of common law, freedom, tolerance of difference, and love for our fellow man.
We are seeking contributers from across the arts and academia who share our conservative constructive vision for a future society built upon strong Judeo-Christian values.
We also believe that the errors within a society cannot be mended until the core reasons for those errors are fully understood. In short, you have to get to the root of a problem to fix it. Therefore academic articles analysing what went wrong are also welcome.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Donna Rachel Edmunds at firstname.lastname@example.org