David Brooks describes Bannon's view as follows:
- Humane capitalism has been replaced by the savage capitalism that brought us the financial crisis. National democracy has been replaced by a crony-capitalist network of global elites. Traditional virtue has been replaced by abortion and gay marriage. Sovereign nation-states are being replaced by hapless multilateral organizations like the E.U.
- Decadent and enervated, the West lies vulnerable....
- - David Brooks, Bannon Versus Trump, NYT, Jan. 10, 2017