Articles by Bruce Bawer

A Tale of Two Progressives

 don’t remember the specifics of what I was told in school about Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States (1901-09), and Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president (1931-21), but I remember what I came away with—namely, the vague notion that while both men were leading lights of the turn-of-the-century “Progressive Era,” they were two […]

The Cancellation of David Starkey

n 2020, you can destroy your whole life with a single word. On Thursday, David Starkey, the distinguished 75-year-old historian who is familiar to many TV viewers because of his frequent appearance on TV discussion programs, panel shows, and documentaries about the British monarchy (especially the Tudors) and Magna Carta, was interviewed online for 53 […]

The New Orthodoxy of Lies

he lies have been around for half a century, wafting through America’s elite institutions until, in the last few years, they began to coagulate into an orthodoxy—a process that has reached its culmination in just the last few weeks. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) says America invented slavery. CNN’s Don Lemon says: “If you grew up […]

The Jacobins of Our Time

ot long ago, it was all #MeToo, all the time. All men were potential rapists; all women, potential victims. All men are perpetrators or potential perpetrators. The world was patriarchy, where men had oppressed women from the beginning of time. But that’s behind us now. Now the war is between black and white, and the […]

An Open Letter to the D.C. Right

’m addressing this to several of you whom I know in Washington, D.C. Not all of you, but some of you.  I’ve known you for decades. You’re think-tankers, government officials, political journalists, and pundits. Some of you have been all these things.   For a long while, I thought you were the good guys. You talked […]

Protecting the ‘Precious’ NHS

ight years ago, I wrote about the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, which presented in song, dance, and spectacle a history of Britain so ideologically tendentious as to rival the Communist propaganda of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.  The basic narrative, in case you missed it, was this: a green […]

Jihadist Psychopath Unveils the True Threat

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