The recent “Groyper War” between young America First nationalists and Conservative Inc. grifters such as Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, and other neocon establishment “intellectuals” provides a fantastic backdrop for this review. Shapiro, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, has written a book-length defense of capitulating to the Left at a slightly slower pace than the Left would prefer.

The sense of being out of time is familiar to a lot of young men in these circles. Indeed, it has almost entered our mimetic bloodstream. ‘Born too late to see x, born too early to see y’ is a relatively common format for laments about modernity, to say nothing of the frequent refrains of ‘remember what they took from us’ and ‘we are living in the ruins of a superior civilisation.’