We are now in a crisis of American civilization fully as dangerous and real as the crisis of the US Civil War or World War II.
During both those crises, if America had lost, it would have ceased to be America – and the cause of freedom around the world would have been dramatically weakened.
Today, we face combined internal and external threats which are as great or greater.
Internationally, we face a surging China whose economic, scientific, and technological power is now fully competitive with the United States. The recent aggressiveness in the South China Sea, against Taiwan, and in domestic repression (including concentration camps and genocide against the Uyghurs, crushing Tibetan Buddhist culture, and repressing the freedom movement in Hong Kong) are all signs of the Chinese Communist Party’s self-confidence. Read more as Newt Gingrich writes.