"1/3 Rereading Burnham’s Suicide of the West, I note that nothing has really changed in 50 years and the same phenomena go on. This raises the question: how did the West survive? Were the Soviets just more retarded than American libs? Was liberalism slowed in the West?"
More retarded? Yes, basically.
Masculine Fascism vs. Feminine Fascism.
Fascism is retarded, but women aren't very principled. Even if you call her on her hypocrisy and lies, she won't feel threatened and feels no need to change her behaviour. Hence she allows anti-Fascism when it's good for the goose. Men under feminine Fascism also behave this way, as it both excuses the behaviour and requires it.
Secondly masculine Fascism involves constantly deprecating women, which nobody likes. Women don't like it and men don't like doing it. Constantly deprecating nice disposable men is much less psychologically taxing for everyone involved. It makes the system seem more legitimate.
Thirdly women are equal and men are unequal. Women's value to society is primarily being a womb; barren women are so rare they can be (and are) ignored. Her value to society varies slightly but not enough to matter. She is egalitarian. Men's value varies widely, which is an offence to the egalitarian faith. Fascism is much more comfortable seeing men as abomination.
On the rebound, men are fine with deprecating "men" because it's easy to equivocate. Because men are unequal, there's men and then there's men. "I'm one of the rare valuable, non-disposable men. I'm only slagging off the average, shitty man." Women also make this transmutation. "My boyfriend is a MAN, he's not like those toxic/sexist men." Until he pisses her off or spills a drink or whatever, anyway.