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Look out your window. What do you see? What I see when looking out my window is America. Outside my window is a Cape Cod style house, painted gray, surrounded by dogwoods, a maple tree in front, and an American flag proudly blowing in the wind. Inside this house sits a family. A mom. A dad. And their twins, a boy and a girl. They sit down for dinner, sharing their day, ending their night in a cacophony of laughter.

This is twilight in America. For millions of Americans, this dream is dead.

Look out your window now. What do you see? You should see America. Instead, you’ll find a hollowed nation and a hollowed people. We watch as our cities burn, our statues are toppled, our factories emptied, and the liberal order reigns unchallenged. The “Empire of Liberty” has fallen. We are supposedly more “free” than we have ever been, but something is clearly wrong. More than ever, Americans lack any connection to their neighbors, families, and nation – not to mention God. How did we get here, and more importantly, how do we fix it? Do we merely need to “return to the founding” or are we building something new entirely? As the liberal order breaks before our eyes, something evidenced by the election of 2016, what will rise from the ashes of American liberalism?

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Michael Ippolito is the co-founder and President of the American Postliberal. Michael graduated from the Catholic University of America. He is published in Crisis Magazine, The Daily Signal, The American Spectator, and MRCTV.
Catholic interested in political economy, religion in American public life, and classical political philosophy
A magazine of Catholic Political Realism
Gary W. Houchens, Ph.D., is professor in the School of Leadership and Professional Studies and director of the Educational Leadership doctoral program at Western Kentucky University.
J.D. Candidate, University of Kansas M.A. in Human Rights, Catholic University Recipient of the 2022 Transforming Culture in America award from Benedictine College.
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Sam is a rising senior at the College of the Holy Cross where he studies Politics and Catholic Studies. His work has been featured in the Federalist, The American Postliberal, and the Fenwick Review.
Chris is an Associate Editor at Midwestern Citizen. He is a junior at the University of Michigan studying History, Public Policy, and Medieval & Early Modern Studies. His writing interests include constitutional law and foreign policy.
William G. Benson is a student at The Catholic University of America and the Editor-in-Chief of The American Postliberal. He has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Federalist, The American Spectator, The Daily Caller, and Crisis Magazine.
Daniel Boyle is an undergraduate student at The Catholic University of America. Daniel is a guest contributor for 100 Movies Every Catholic Should See and a columnist at The American Postliberal.
Wallace White is a Columnist for The American Postliberal. He attends American University, graduating in 2024. He is featured in The Daily Signal and MRC Culture, reporting and commenting on current events and conservative issues.
Shri is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame studying economics and constitutional studies. He is the Director of Political Affairs for the Notre Dame College Republicans and the Director of Operations for Notre Dame Right to Life.
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W. Joseph DeReuil studies philosophy at Notre Dame. He is an editorial assistant at Compact Mag and EIC emeritus of the Irish Rover. Words: National Catholic Register, The American Conservative, First Things, The American Postliberal.