A very long read, but interesting viewpoint. Strategic Defense Initiative: Distance from disorder is the key to winning the terror war. Strategic Defense Initiative: Distance from disorder is the key to winning the terror war. | The American Conservative More broadly, if America is to avoid Fourth Generation war on her own soil, she needs to address the two origins of the crisis of legitimacy of the state. That means opening up the political system and abandoning multiculturalism for a policy of encouraging what used to be called Americanization (and is in fact the adoption of Anglo-Saxon norms, at least in the public square). Americanization means actions such as restoring Americas public schools as primary centers of acculturation, a role they played effectively a century ago, and making English the only legal language in public business. Opening the political system means actions such as giving third parties a real chance against the two major parties, term limits, putting none of the above on the ballots, reducing the power of money in politics (what American politicians call campaign contributions are recognized in the rest of the world as bribes), making much more use of ballot initiatives and referenda, and restraining the judiciary from legislating.