For people seeking a conservative way of life and capitalist economy, powerful foreign enemies are essential. Nothing energizes the conservatives as the prospect of defending their country from the attacks of a foreign enemy of equal strength. In the absence of powerful foreign enemies, the spirit of conservatism and capitalism declines and the society becomes rife with smugness and complacency in which the forces of modern liberalism (nihilism and soft fascism) breed and prosper. When the communist empire of the Soviet Union fell in 1991, America no longer had a powerful foreign enemy, and that made the decline of American conservatism and capitalism inevitable. Thus 1991 must be seen as the year when both the communist Soviet Union and the conservative America fell, and the world moved towards a nihilistic and soft fascistic order of the liberals.