Democracy, capitalism, socialism, yes
As far as a political convesation that is increasingly dominated by people who are fervently anti one of the above.
"But regardless of their relative political power, all of these these ill-considered, utopian, faith-based, tribalistic anti-isms are a bane on the body politic. At this point in our evolution, capitalism, socialism, and democracy are necessary for any country’s prosperity, economic freedom, and economic well-being. And they all need improvement — just as we’ve been fitfully improving things for hundreds, even thousands of years."
Good insights. Particularly the one that the anti-democratic tendencies are now largely represented in the anarcho-libertarian crowd who tend to imagine the world as Galt's Gulch, ruled by a meritocratic elite, which they no doubt believe they would embody.
A closer read of Atlas Shrugged would recall that Galt's Gulch actually sort of resembled Animal Farm insofar as some animals there were more equal than others. But I guess once you've gone that far it isn't imagine you'd naturally rise into that elite as well.