Glenn Ellmers

About Glenn Ellmers

Glenn Ellmers is a writer living in Washington, D.C.. He studied political philosophy at Claremont Graduate University.

Soul, Man

The soul is the most difficult and paradoxical thing in the world. In classical thought, the soul is our form, which activates and animates the matter of our bodies and makes us rational and free beings. It thus provides our access to metaphysical being itself—the understanding of everything that is. The soul is

By | 2019-03-12T16:27:00-07:00 March 13th, 2019|

Ambition and the Ends of Government

One of my favorite journals, The New Criterion, recently posted an article by one of my favorite commentators, James Piereson (disclosure: I’ve know Jim for 30 years, since I worked for him at the John M. Olin Foundation), which pours some some clear water of Machiavellian realism into the muddy debate over Trump’s character.  

By | 2019-04-20T11:09:58-07:00 January 8th, 2019|

‘The Things I Saw Beggar Description . . .’

Day by day, the regressive Left drags American society closer to violent conflict.  First, it was ok to punch fascists, or systematically to infiltrate an opponent's campaign rallies and instigate conflicts.  Now, senior officials in the Trump administration are targeted at their homes, and may not even eat or shop in peace.  These examples are at

By | 2018-06-24T14:03:28-07:00 June 23rd, 2018|

Europe’s War of Contrition

Sometimes a picture isn’t just worth 1,000 words, but 1,000 years of history.  This tableau, justly famous already, depicts (with only slight exaggeration) the future of western civilization. For some decades, it has been clear that Europe’s elites are in a nihilistic death-spiral.  While many ordinary citizens still have the spiritedness to defend their rights

By | 2019-04-20T14:23:51-07:00 June 10th, 2018|

The ‘Perpetual Dread’ of the Left

As the first bloody spasm of liberalism's utopian convulsions, the French Revolution is rife with antecedents.  Portrait of an Average Woman, Christian Zweig's masterful biography of Marie Antoinette, brims with vivid canvasses in red and black, describing the sanguinary and nihilistic terror that claimed 40,000 souls on the guillotine. A tweet thread today by one

By | 2018-05-29T17:22:36-07:00 May 29th, 2018|