Bork tells us in the introduction that Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a book about American decline and the mounting resistence to it - what he calls the culture war. The enemy for Bork is modern liberalism. In particular, he warns against the dangers of what he terms 'radical egalitarianism' and 'radical individualism.' Both trends undermine traditional morality. Bork argues that govt should play a role in upholding public morality and stemming the tide of moral relativism. He also sees religious faith as the foundation for morality.