The New American Theocrats

J.D. Vance. Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore.

On the morning of May 3rd, Sohrab Ahmari was dealing with blowback. The New York Post’s Iranian-born opinion editor had tweeted a message in support of Chinese global leadership, writing that he was “at peace with a Chinese-led 21st century” because “Late-liberal America is too dumb and decadent to last as a superpower.” He also praised Chinese civilization itself, writing that it would “possess a great deal of natural virtue” while exerting…