On Trump’s Defense of the West: “Every Foot of Ground, Every Last Inch”

President Trump’s remarkable speech in Poland on Thursday reminded me in some respects of Churchill’s Zurich Speech, Solzhenitsyn’s Warnings to the West, Coolidge’s Speech on the Declaration, and, at the end, of Churchill’s speech of June 4, 1940, to the House of Commons (“We shall fight on the beaches...”). Yet the president’s speech

By | 2017-07-10T11:37:10+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

What Happened to America’s Elite?

It happened on campus. Once upon a time, the foundation of an American college education was common sense. Common sense realism was the philosophy young Americans learned in U.S. colleges. In the words of the great American historian, Arthur Herman, “Common Sense Realism was virtually the official creed of the American Republic.” Another

By | 2017-07-09T16:23:27+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

CNN’s Maoism Should Be a Wakeup Call on Leftist Intolerance

In the ultimate display of irony-averse stupidity, Fraud News Network CNN threatened an American citizen on this fourth of July. The occasion was the now-infamous GIF tweeted out by President Trump, which shows Trump tackling and beating a wrestler on Wrestlemania. Except instead of showing the wrestler’s face, CNN’s corporate logo is substituted.

By | 2017-07-07T13:36:32+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

Trump Provokes CNN’s Self-Immolation, America Relieved

A couple of weeks ago in this space, I speculated that CNN, the Crackpot News Network, had reached the terminal stage of malevolent implausibility. “[I]t would be a good thing,” I wrote, “were CNN humiliated and sued out of existence. It performs no journalistic function, merely a destructively partisan one.” As usual, I

By | 2017-07-12T14:32:32+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

GuideStar Wised Up on SPLC, But for How Long?

Jacob Harold of GuideStar USA. GuideStar USA—a nonprofit organization that, in effect, polices other nonprofits by publishing pertinent data about their funding and tax status—recently joined the FBI and the U.S. Army in distancing itself from the Southern Poverty Law Center. However, GuideStar has left open the possibility they will once

By | 2017-07-06T09:44:32+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

There’s More Than One Way to Destroy an Environment

The Establishment Left went into full meltdown over President Trump’s unceremonious withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, which Barack Obama had signed with such fanfare. Naturally, former Vice President Al Gore weighed in, calling the move a “reckless and indefensible action.” Hillary called it an “historic mistake.” Leonardo DiCaprio said it was “careless.”

By | 2017-06-30T12:03:05+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

Islamism Isn’t a Religion, It’s a Political System at War with Us

Last week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs convened a hearing on political Islam, also called “Islamism.” The committee invited four witnesses: Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Asra Q. Nomani, Michael E. Leiter, former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and John Lenczowski, president of the Institute of World Politics.

By | 2017-06-26T12:47:46+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Potemkin Progressivism

It often has been observed that philosophy really got going when people started thinking seriously about the distinction between appearance, on the one hand, and reality, on the other. Plato is full of meditations on this theme, from the stick that appears bent when half submerged in a bowl of water to the

By | 2017-07-12T14:32:50+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|