Berit Kjos has written a great article pulling together many cogent points. I read Schaeffer many years ago, & my kids study him in their Worldviews of the Western World high school curriculum, but I had forgotten just how much he foresaw. She also references the popular book, The Giver, showing how it's used to prep kids for a "benevolent" Orwellian future. This is not an emotional appeal to panic. She lays it out straight.
Purging the Memory of Our Christian Roots:
"'At that point the words left or right will make no difference. They are only two roads to the same end. There is no difference between an authoritarian government from the right or the left: the results are the same. An elite, an authoritarianism as such, will gradually force [a totalitarian] form on society so that it will not go on to chaos.... And most people will accept it... That is just what Rome did....'"
However, The Wide, Wide World she refers to as British was actually American (see the Wiki. If you want to read the books, there are links to both volumes at the bottom of the Wiki page.