Emina Melonic

About Emina Melonic

Originally from Bosnia, a survivor of the Bosnian war and its aftermath of refugee camps, Emina Melonic immigrated to the United States in 1996 and became an American citizen in 2003. She has a Ph.D. in comparative literature. Her writings have appeared in National Review, The Imaginative Conservative, New English Review, The New Criterion, Law and Liberty, The University Bookman, Claremont Review of Books, The American Mind, and Splice Today. She lives near Buffalo, N.Y.

The Wars They Carry

Like most overused expressions, “War is Hell” is now easily dismissed as a cliché. But like most clichés, the truth in the point is what caused it to be overused in the first place and we’d do well not to dismiss it. What is it about any particular war that makes it hell? For most

By | 2019-11-10T17:51:38-07:00 November 10th, 2019|Tags: |

Up From Globalism

In an article at The American Mind, David Bahr asks, “What Good is Bill Buckley Anymore?” He concludes  that William F. Buckley, Jr. (among other conservatives of the past) “may be past their sell-by date.” Setting aside a rather dismissive title, Bahr does address some important issues and questions that have plagued the conservative movement

By | 2019-10-28T19:17:33-07:00 October 26th, 2019|Tags: |

Harold Bloom, A Man in Full

“We read to find ourselves,” Harold Bloom once wrote, “more fully and more strange than otherwise we could hope to find.” Bloom, who died Monday, was a man of letters—a literary critic, lover of literature, and a long-time professor at Yale University. He was born in 1930 in New York City, and grew up in

By | 2019-10-19T17:25:30-07:00 October 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Memento Mori: Rutger Hauer’s Message in ‘Blade Runner’

The death in July of Dutch actor Rutger Hauer brought out reflections on his career. Hauer made his film debut as a wild sculptor in Paul Verhoeven’s “Turkish Delight” (1973), and since then has starred in numerous films, but he is known primarily for his role as Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982).

By | 2019-09-27T12:43:39-07:00 September 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Ilhan Omar: Alinsky Radical

Ilhan Omar’s recent speech at the Council on American-Islamic Relations has received a lot of attention and not without reason. Snippets of the speech have been posted all over social media, most notably on Twitter. The part of her speech that has caused the most righteous anger and incredulity is where the freshman

By | 2019-04-14T18:57:02-07:00 April 14th, 2019|

Denial, Thy Name Is (Fake) Media!

Although the Mueller Report is done and has cleared President Trump of charges of collusion and obstruction of justice, all the facts in the world will not stop the Left and the NeverTrump collective from questioning  that conclusion. So desirous were they of yet another promised “bombshell” that their reactions of utter disbelief

By | 2019-03-29T16:41:51-07:00 March 29th, 2019|

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