The fact that we live our lives amid order and not chaos is the great achievement of civilization. This order should not be taken for granted.My thoughts on this particular issue would go something like: the great achievement of civilization is to achieve a balance of order and personal freedom. The order we live with is not nearly as precarious as certain conservatives like to imagine; on the contrary, our experience is that social order can survive all sorts of terrible shocks and rebounds quickly even when it has been nearly destroyed. The real threats to order include not only new things, like anarchist terrorism and genetic technology, but ancient problems like the inequality of wealth, militarism, religious fanaticism, and alcohol. Therefore it is foolish to be nervous about every change because it might unbalance the world and plunge us into anarchy. The concerns of freedom and order always need to be balanced against each other. Our world demands creativity and flexibility as much as obedience and control, and we should consider how best to find this balance in all our important decisions.
Brooks would probably agree with what I just wrote; as with most people in our society, our political opinions are not really that far apart. But in choosing to emphasize the threat to order inherent in rather trivial events like the WikiLeaks document dump (the subject of his essay), he shows which side he lines up on.