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CHRIS BUSKIRK is the publisher and editor of American Greatness. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He has written for the Washington Post, The Spectator, USA Today, The Hill, The New Criterion, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Fox News, NPR’s Morning Edition, and the PBS Newshour. Chris is a sought-after speaker and has spoken recently at the Aspen Ideas Festival and to other groups around the country. He is the author of the book, Trump vs. The Leviathan and the co-author of American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election & What the Establishment Needs to Learn. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services. He received his B.A. from Claremont-McKenna College.
Between 1920 and 1950 America saw an unprecedented expansion of wealth and power underwritten by technological innovation, cultural confidence, and victory in war. American elites won World War II, rebuilt the world order with America at its head, inaugurated the jet age and put a man on the moon. The boom led to a larger, richer middle that confirmed America’s best ideals. By the early 1970s that ended. Since then, American elites have captured a disproportionate share of the social and economic rewards over the last 50 years during which time the middle class has shrunk in size and become economically insecure.
The success of the Trump presidency will be judged in large part on the president’s ability to reduce the size and scope of the deep state. The unelected, unaccountable permanent bureaucratic leviathan that winds itself around the body politic and squeezes its life out must be dismantled if Trump’s legacy is to be a permanent restoration of republican government.