Michael Anton is the author of the famous “The Flight 93 Election” article, a powerful statement of the case for supporting Donald Trump’s candidacy. Michael Anton warned last year that 2016 was the Flight 93 election: “Charge the cockpit or you die.” Americans charged. Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. So I just finished “After The Flight 93 Election” by Michael Anton (no longer Publius Decius Mus). There are no guarantees. Michael Anton under the pseudonym Publius Decius Mus wrote "The Flight 93 Election," which the Claremont Review of Books published on September 5, 2016. Michael Anton (né en 1970) ... En septembre 2016, il écrit, sous le pseudonyme Publius Decius Mus, l'article The Flight 93 Election, en référence au vol 93 United Airlines du 11 septembre 2001, quand les passagers ont sacrifié leurs vies pour empêcher un quatrième attentat. Michael Anton’s provocative “Flight 93 Election” essay captured the mood of a significant and largely voiceless group of American voters in 2016. Donald Trump became president of the United States. This suppression of speech and thought is the second-most sinister feature of modern leftism. Its target was the White House. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. Michael Anton’s controversial 2016 essay “The Flight 93 Election” was compared to Tom Paine’s Common Sense as a tract that grabbed the public imagination. Michael Anton’s provocative “Flight 93 Election” essay captured the mood of a significant and largely voiceless group of American voters in 2016. However, passengers caught wind of this, stormed the cockpit, and crashed the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. We went to the polls after an exhausting and abusive election season with one thing on our minds: if we had any hope of saving America, it was now or never. There are no guarantees. The thrust of the concept of the Flight 93 Election was that whatever Trump’s faults, the alternative was definitively and certainly worse: Michael Anton’s initial Claremont Review of Books essay “The Flight 93 Election” generated intense controversy, and his new book After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose, continues his argument.Anton moves beyond describing the current crisis, and attempts to outline the distinctive political ideals that motivated him to write. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. Michael Anton discusses 'After the Flight 93 Election' March 27, 2019 I n a forum at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center, former Trump Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Communications Michael Anton discussed his new book After The Flight 93 Election and laid out a comprehensive critique of the conservative establishment. The following is an excerpt from “After the Flight 93 Election,” out now from Encounter Books. If we are to overcome it, we must understand its roots. In his essay, Anton argued under his pseudonym that 2016 was the “the Flight 93 election.” “Charge the cockpit or you die,” Anton wrote. Except one: if … “You may die anyway. You may die anyway. You–or the leader of your party–may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. 2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. I’ve written many times about “The Flight 93 Election,” the September 5, 2016, article in the Claremont Review of Books, by Michael Anton, writing at the time under the pseudonym Publius Decius Mus.
“You may die anyway. “2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die,” the pseudonymous author, Publius Decius Mus, begins. Flight 93 was the fourth hijacked airliner on 9/11.