The article is well worth a read. Victor Davis Hanson recognizes that today, the barbarians are not at the gates, they control the gates.
The woke left long ago seized control of Western institutions, and cemented their power by enshrining mandated “diversity and inclusion” policies which force everyone to put woke ideas into practice.
I don’t see an easy way out at this point.
I was happy to see him use the word “puritanical”, which is the same word I’ve been using to describe the current woke obsession with cultural cleansing.