Henry Olsen

About Henry Olsen

Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a think tank in Washington D.C. He is also an editor at UnHerd.com where he writes about populism and politics around the world. He is the co-author, with Dante Scala, of The Four Faces of the Republican Party (Palgrave, 2015) and is the author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism (HarperCollins, 2017).

The Flight 93 Decade

Last fall, current Deputy Assistant to the President Michael Anton set off a firestorm with a pro-Trump essay titled "The Flight 93 Election." Anton argued that the election of Hillary Clinton was so threatening to America that she could be likened to the terrorists who took control of the doomed 9/11 Flight 93, intending

By | 2017-12-14T08:34:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Where Else Do Establishment Republicans Have to Go?

In a recent column, I advised conservatives and populists not to alienate less doctrinaire conservatives because they need their votes in general elections. A number of readers pointed out they have reason to be angry with “the establishment,” especially on matters like immigration and government spending. They have a great point. Just as

By | 2017-11-30T09:16:49+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Conservatism Needs a Reformation

Yesterday was the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s start of what became known as the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation was launched and gained traction because of a belief that an institution, long beloved and promising salvation to its believers, had grown remote, confused, corrupt, and ineffective. Today another institution is facing a similar

By | 2017-11-01T22:22:22+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

Henry Olsen Discusses Working Class Republicans

Author and elections analyst, Henry Olsen, joined American Greatness Publisher Chris Buskirk to discuss his new book, The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue Collar Conservatism and the true lessons Republicans and conservatives ought to be learning both from Reagan and from the 2016 election. The abstract and rigid checklist conservatism

By | 2017-10-15T12:22:27+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

GOP Priorities Don’t Resonate With Voters on Healthcare

The debate over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House Republicans’ attempt to replace Obamacare, has been revealing beyond all expectations. For many people, nothing is more important about this bill than the number of people it helps to buy health insurance. For the Republican leadership, however, it seems the most important value of

By | 2017-03-21T18:46:31+00:00 March 21st, 2017|