Governance Culture & Society
August 13th, 2023 Podcast by Christopher Rufo Show

Nixon Forever

As I have written recently, America finds itself caught in the loop of 1968. With the Left’s seemingly wholesale capture of major institutions—public education, the universities, private-sector leadership, culture, and, increasingly, even the sciences—the current battlefield can appear overwhelming.

But today’s Left has an Achilles heel: its power is, to a significant degree, a creature of the state, subsidized by patronage, loan schemes, bureaucratic employment, and civil rights regulations. These structures often appear permanent, but they can be reformed, redirected, or abolished through the democratic process.

For some ideas for what that might look like, we can turn to a surprising guide: the thirty-seventh president of the United States, Richard Nixon. In this new film, I tell a new story about a man, reviled in his time, who left behind a blueprint for counter-revolution—the last hope for restoring the American republic.