Leo Strauss and his student Harry Jaffa understood that once philosophical insights and political principles ossify into clichés, they are no longer meaningful.
What Congress did in the 1970s to “fix” the FBI and the CIA is the problem, not the solution.
Only by confronting the most uncomfortable truths about our lost republican heritage will we summon the necessary courage and strength to fight for its recovery.
The battle against bad ideas can only be won with better ideas.
If Ron DeSantis runs for president can he learn something essential from Donald Trump? And vice versa?
We are in danger of losing not only the habits and institutions of republican self-government, but our very ability to remember and understand them. It will be as if America never existed.
The desiccated treatment of the crucial virtue of prudence by some scholars shows why it is held in such low esteem today—as mere risk-averse circumspection.
Defending the founders’ republican principles—all of them—is the best and most effective way to fight our emerging woke tyranny, which categorically rejects those principles—all of them.
If you think radical egalitarianism is built into the American regime, you might as well admit that the Left should win.
If your principles are standing in the way of pursuing justice and engaging in effective political action, Aristotle would suggest you are probably doing something wrong
Three recent left-wing tracts demonstrate how the Woke Occupation Army, and its pagan gods, are at war with traditional America and how they are determined to pin the blame on us.
Will there be righteous and necessary recriminations for the Democrats’ COVID policy disasters? Republicans, don’t screw this up again.
Can this assault on reason and nature last?
A response to some reviews of The Soul of Politics: Harry V. Jaffa and the Fight for America .
The ugliness and malice of the oligarchy’s propaganda may be overreaching, thus making it easier for us deplorables to imitate Solzhenitsyn’s courage.
The personal choices of free men and women, and the official actions of the government, are in David Tucker’s imagination one and the same.
What Harry Jaffa teaches is neither easy nor comforting. Rather than offer his students and readers idle chatter or shallow patriotism, he sought to reveal how natural right remains a living force.
Some lessons from history and philosophy can help us think about our present crisis.
Exposing the fallacies of our erstwhile aristocrats.
Fixating on the Trumpist Right is a coping mechanism for those who want to conserve whatever version of America is trendy now.