A growing number of Americans want to tear down what itâ€™s taken us 250 years to buildâ€”and theyâ€™ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture.
Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We canâ€™t agree on what makes America special. We canâ€™t even agree that America is special. Weâ€™re coming to the point that we canâ€™t even agree what the word America itself means. â€śDisintegrationistsâ€ť say weâ€™re stronger together, but their assault on Americaâ€™s history, philosophy, and culture will only tear us apart.
Who are the disintegrationists? From Howard Zinnâ€™s A Peopleâ€™s History of the United States to the New York Timesâ€™ 1619 project, many modern analyses view American history through the lens of competing oppressions, a racist and corrupt experiment from the very beginning. They see American philosophy as a lie â€“ beautiful words pasted over a thoroughly rotted system. They see Americaâ€™s culture of rights as a faĂ§ade that merely reinforces traditional hierarchies of power, instead of being the only culture that guarantees freedom for individuals.
Disintegrationist attacks on the values that built our nation are insidious because they replace each foundational belief, from the rights to free speech and self-defense to the importance of marriage and faith communities, with nothing more than an increased reliance on the government.
This twisted disintegrationist vision replaces the traditional â€śunionistâ€ť understanding that all Americans are united in a shared striving toward the perfection of universal ideals.
How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps shows that to be a cohesive nation we have to uphold foundational truths about ourselves, our history, and reality itselfâ€”to be unionists instead of disintegrationists. Shapiro offers a vital warning that if we donâ€™t recover these shared truths, our futureâ€”our unionâ€”as a great country is threatened with destruction.