When Providence College Professor of English, Anthony Esolen, wrote an article in September for Crisis Magazine detailing the poverty of spirit and intellect at work behind misguided calls for "diversity" on his campus, he—like many or, even, most writers for online publications—did not supply the headline. Yet, a headline that in September seemed provocative—"My College Succumbed
That Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed and subjected to an obnoxious harangue last night at a performance of the Broadway production, Hamilton, is by now old news. USA Today and many users of social media, in reporting this, were evidently tripped up by the application of the word "irony" as they sought to suggest that Pence's decision
Some scattered thoughts on the reaction of the Left to the Trump victory: 1) I went to bed last night as reports were coming in from Los Angeles (and, apparently, across the country) of protests, demonstrations, vandalism, and even violence. Gee. I wonder why? An illustration: Let this sear into your memory. Today's Left does not seek
Conservatives fret rightly about the state of popular culture, education, declining civility, and the effects these things combined have on Americans’ capacity to govern themselves. As these things decline, so too does our fitness for freedom. As George Washington said in his Farewell Address: Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,
When defending Donald Trump and Trump's supporters from those who claim to have an earnest concern for "conservatism" and "conservative principles," a common theme American Greatness explores is the extent to which these earnest people confuse policy with principles. Too often, their attachment to "principle" turns out, really, just to be a commitment to 1980s-style policy prescriptions
American Greatness Contributing editor, Seth Leibsohn, hosted Claremont Review of Books editor (as well as a signer of the Scholars and Writers for Trump statement), Charles Kesler, on his radio show Friday. Among the things discussed was the question of the contours of conservatism after the election. Their discussion of the ways in which conservatism will require
If you tuned in to last night's debate because you were expecting a substantive examination of the great issues facing our country and about which some hard decisions need to be made—and soon—you were disappointed. Trump's signature issue, immigration, was hardly discussed and questions of war and trade were not debated at the highest level.
Some months ago, Communist Party USA chairman John Bachtell endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders for president. The announcement received little fanfare and one is hard pressed to find any mention of it in the conventional press. Though the story continues to get a bit of play in conservative news sources, it's mentioned mainly as
Five years ago, on what was the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country, I offered this reflection as I recalled the horror of that day. The confidence that assures the vulnerable and makes them forget their condition was shaken. We were all vulnerable now. In truth, however, this was not
It is difficult to imagine a better day on the campaign trail for Donald Trump than August 31, 2016. Future historians will recall it as the day when a skeptical American public saw a palpable contrast between the real Trump and the cartoon image—not even drawn but merely "phoned in"— by a tired and arrogant Hillary Clinton campaign.