Jack Kerwick

About Jack Kerwick

Jack Kerwick earned his doctorate degree in philosophy from Temple University. His areas of specialization are ethics and political philosophy, with a particular interest in classical conservatism. His work has appeared in both scholarly journals and popular publications, and he recently authored, The American Offensive: Dispatches from the Front. Kerwick has been teaching philosophy for nearly 17 years at a variety of institutions, from Baylor to Temple, Penn State University, the College of New Jersey and elsewhere. His next book, Misguided Guardians: The Conservative Case Against Neoconservatism is pending publication. He is currently an instructor of philosophy at Rowan College at Burlington County.

We Are All White Supremacists Now

Darren Beattie received his Ph. D. from Duke University in 2016. Almost immediately upon completion of his degree, he signed a one-year contract to be an instructor in Duke’s political science department. That same year, I met Beattie at a conference in Baltimore, Maryland sponsored by the H. L. Mencken Club. We had

By | 2018-09-03T14:25:18+00:00 August 31st, 2018|

NeverTrump “Conservative” Michael Medved: A Look Back

Now that Donald Trump has had what is, by many accounts,  an astonishingly successful first year—according to the Heritage Foundation, at any rate, an even more successful year than the one enjoyed by sainted Ronald Reagan—it is worth looking back on just how spectacularly wrong were some of the president’s “conservative” critics. This

By | 2018-02-02T11:09:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

#MeToo: Fallout from the Sexual Revolution

The #MeToo campaign has far-reaching implications for both feminism and the so-called sexual revolution to which feminism gave rise. First, today’s  feminist affirms a model of womanhood that is, or is supposed to be, radically at odds with what she takes to be the traditional, patriarchal stereotype from which feminists have (allegedly) liberated

By | 2017-12-27T12:38:46+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

Pence-Weinstein Phenomenon Exposes Contradictions of Feminism

Time has bestowed its “Person of the Year Award” to “the silence breakers”—those who, according to USA Today, “triggered a #MeToo national outcry over sexual harassment.” This #MeToo campaign is a peculiar thing to behold. First, so many of the men who have been accused of sexual improprieties are left-leaning men, while their

By | 2017-12-08T13:01:06+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Sexual Misconduct, Feminism, and the ‘Roy Moore Rule’

From what we know about the allegations of sexual misconduct in the news recently, there is no reason to doubt that some are legitimate, or that others are likely to turn out to be false. Leaving this question of truth and falsity aside, however,  the commentary on this latest manifestation of the phenomenon

By | 2017-11-21T16:13:04+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

James Hodgkinson, the Left, and Degrees of Moral Responsibility

In response to a recent article of mine on James Hodgkinson—the Bernie Sanders supporter and despiser of all things Republican who attempted to assassinate Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14—a reader who self-identified as being “as far right as it gets” accused me of going “UNDER the gutter” for implicating the

By | 2017-06-20T19:38:19+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Who are the Real “Snowflakes,” Leftists or Conservatives?

The country is in a new era. Unfortunately, far too many of those who have grown comfortable as prominent spokespersons of the “conservative” media either don’t or won’t notice this. These self-avowed “conservatives”—they have been on radio and television airwaves for years—continue to prattle on as if it was 1994. They continue to

By | 2017-05-23T21:48:17+00:00 May 18th, 2017|