There is no permanent solution to the political problem. And this seems to cause some to insist there are no
natural standards for truth.
Tradition without a metaphysic, without God, without genuine belief, is not viable as the basis for social and political order.
The Z-Man and the trad Right correctly hate the worst and most hateful aspects of the present leftist hegemony. But they reject the soundest basis for hating and opposing those things.
Why America’s foundation in natural right matters.
It is astonishing to be accused of anti-Americanism by longtime denigrators of America, and even more astonishing to be accused of divisiveness by people who casually throw around the term “Nazi.”
If historicism is false, then the American system can be lost. Tyranny can recur. But do conservatives see this?
The former flagship conservative journal’s failure to grasp the friend-enemy distinction is revealing.
Americans want more than anything to put race behind us.
Psychological operations can have many objectives, demoralization being the most common. But they can also be used to create opportunities that otherwise might not present themselves.
America can’t, and shouldn’t, get involved in a war with China unless its own territory or core interest is at stake.
The central mission of Harry Jaffa’s life was the philosophical and rhetorical defense of classical natural right, the Western tradition, and the United States.
The demand to resettle Afghan refugees brings the war home.
The failure in Afghanistan is the cherry on top of 20 years of failure for America’s ruling class.
If blatant misinterpretations such as this are all that stand in the way of Claremont and the paleos making common cause, that should be easy enough to overcome.
In a regime of equality, excellence and superiority are allowed to thrive while the ordinary virtues of frugality, industry, piety, and fidelity are protected.
If I thought the paleoconservative appeal to tradition alone were sufficient to support all the policies sketched near the beginning of this article, I would submit to it cheerfully.
The Constitution invites us—and politics compels us—to consider redrawing state and local borders.
It’s hard for a movement to claim to stand for tradition when it attacks so much of the tradition it purports to defend.
Can the veterans of the old conservative wars come to a truce?
The purpose of voting today is to give a democratic veneer to an undemocratic regime—not to give the people a say in the direction of their government.