Chris Buskirk

About Chris Buskirk

Chris is the Publisher and Editor of American Greatness and the host of The Seth & Chris Show. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. and received a Fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. He is a frequent guest on NPR's Morning Edition. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Hill, and elsewhere. Connect with Chris on Twitter at @TheChrisBuskirk

The Long March—How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America (Revisited)

Marx and Marcuse. Gramsci and Ginsberg. Clinton and Obama. From bohemians and radicals to the universities to the White House, how did the Left, with its catechism of negation, seize the high places of our culture and what does it portend for our ability to sustain a civilization that allows and even encourages the pursuit

By | 2018-04-19T10:12:49+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Happy Anniversary Paul Revere

Paul Revere made his famous ride 243 years ago today warning the colonists of the movement of British troops and leading to the battle on Lexington Green. Remembering and honoring the heroism of our forebears is part of how we continue our civilization. It's part of how we make not just patriots but citizens. Henry

By | 2018-04-18T18:20:37+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

The Conservative Renaissance Has Begun

As President Trump continues to remake the Republican Party in his image, calls for last rites to be given to American conservatism are not just premature—they’re entirely wrong. Accusing Republican voters of political apostasy for supporting Trump is wrong, too. These perspectives are also evidence that the accusers are missing an intellectual and

By | 2018-04-18T14:41:41+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Voices of the Resistance

My op-ed in The New York Times today on Paul Ryan's planned departure certainly struck a chord. There were quite a few thoughtful responses to the piece in the comments section. I will add that I didn't fully appreciate until now that the mention of Devin Nunes sends The Resistance™ into fits of rage. He

By | 2018-04-13T13:16:44+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Good Riddance, Mr. Speaker

In 2016, Wisconsin turned red for Donald Trump but Paul Ryan’s Janesville remained stubbornly blue—so perhaps it is no surprise that the speaker of the House won’t seek re-election. For Republicans, this is an unalloyed good. For his entire career, Mr. Ryan has been the wunderkind who couldn’t deliver. As the No. 2

By | 2018-04-11T18:08:49+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

What’s At Stake In Syria?

It's just about a year ago that Syria was last in the news in a big way. Less than 90 days into the Trump Administration there was a gas attack at Khan Shaykhun that left 74 dead. Civilized people everywhere were horrified. "Something must be done!" we were told. But by whom, what, and why

By | 2018-04-10T12:09:08+00:00 April 10th, 2018|