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The Strength of a Free People

It’s not every day that a book is published that holds the potential to revitalize the core of the American spirit, but that seems to be the case with U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw’s new book Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage.

Published in April of 2020, Fortitude makes the case that American civil discourse is deteriorating dangerously into incivility, what Crenshaw calls “outrage culture”. This is a cultural, not a political disease, and we see the antics of outrage culture on both the Left and the Right. What Crenshaw is diagnosing is a symptom of a deeper crisis, one which may aptly be called a crisis of “cultural philosophy,” and he is determined to reinvigorate the traditional American ethos, which is one of self-reliant strength, honor, and steel integrity, all of which are fundamentally at the service of American liberty.