Mytheos Holt

About Mytheos Holt

Mytheos Holt is a senior fellow at the Institute for Liberty. He has held positions at the R Street Institute, Mair Strategies, TheBlaze, and National Review. He also worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, and reviews video games at Gamesided. He hails originally from Big Sur, California, but currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. Yes, Mytheos is his real name.

CPAC 2017: An Autopsy

President Trump at CPAC: For a few shining moments, the conference had the feel of a political movement with a future. Author’s note: I have prepared this piece in accordance with the factual standards used by CNN and Buzzfeed. Any “fake news” is thus immune from criticism. Shortly after the opening ceremonies of

By | 2017-02-27T21:24:47+00:00 February 27th, 2017|

Is Silicon Valley Trying to be the Deep State’s Enforcer?

The Deep State is fomenting a coup. If it wasn’t apparent in the weeks leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration last month that the entrenched network of D.C. bureaucrats, intelligence officials, and establishment press were working to undermine the new administration, the truth has become obvious in the past week. #Resistance-sympathetic press outlets are continually

By | 2017-02-20T22:31:33+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

#Pissgate: A Primer

#Pissgate: A Primer CIA: Yo just so you guys know, someone who's been credible in the past put together this document saying Russia might have blackmail material on president-elect Trump. We're looking into it. Will let you know when we know more.       Obama: k Trump: k Congressional leaders: k Leaker: EYO CNN

By | 2017-01-11T11:27:10+00:00 January 11th, 2017|

Trump’s Bitter-Ender Critics Are Consumed With Projection

Friedrich Nietzsche famously warned, “he who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster.” Judging from the ongoing neoconservative meltdown in response to president-elect Donald Trump’s feud with the Intelligence Community, the lesson has fallen completely on deaf ears. Perhaps the ur-text of the species arrived this past Friday, when self-proclaimed

By | 2017-01-09T23:45:13+00:00 January 9th, 2017|

‘Hamilton’ Shames Running Mate of Man Who Believes the Same Things as Alexander Hamilton

In what is sure to be one of the most predictable and least encouraging stories about the state of politics in America today, Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by the audience while attending a performance of “Hamilton” on Friday. As if this wasn’t enough, several cast members delivered a patronizing monologue about how they

By | 2016-11-20T13:15:22+00:00 November 19th, 2016|

Let’s Stop Being Angry Birds

The slow creep of social media censorship, epitomized by Twitter’s recent out-of-the-blue purge of various alt-right accounts, should be viewed with contempt as a scandalous abuse of corporate power. If it is so viewed, it will at least bring this incidental benefit: people will now realize how awful Twitter is, and always has been. Indeed,

By | 2016-11-18T12:35:14+00:00 November 18th, 2016|

How to be ‘Irresponsible and Unacceptable’ at Wesleyan

Editor's note: American Greatness contributing writer Mytheos Holt penned an "open letter" to his alma mater's campus newspaper in response to the astounding reaction from students to Donald Trump's electoral victory. The newspaper's editors turned it down for reasons . . . well, you will just have to read them for yourself. Herewith, Holt's article, followed by

By | 2016-11-15T14:07:37+00:00 November 15th, 2016|

Here’s Why Peter Thiel Really Should Run Trump’s Transition Team

Peter Thiel answers a question at the National Press Club on October 31. If President-elect Donald Trump hadn’t already pulled off the greatest comeback in American political history, his transition to power would have a strong case for being his hardest task to date. In a Washington whose self-appointed tastemakers already view Trump

By | 2017-04-03T03:41:55+00:00 November 11th, 2016|

The Art of Conservatism’s Deal

Donald Trump is either a day away from being the next president, or from being the most consequential nominee for the Republican Party brand since Barry Goldwater. Either way, his achievement is stupendous. Trump has braved the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune to a degree not seen since Ronald Reagan, and maybe not even then.

By | 2016-11-07T02:28:12+00:00 November 7th, 2016|

The GOP’s ‘Ungrateful Bastard’ Caucus

Donald Trump looks poised on the threshold of victory. After over a year of struggle, the Republican nominee has finally found his footing just as Clinton seems to have lost hers. At a time like this, when it looks obvious that putting a Republican in the White House might not be a lost cause—at least

By | 2016-11-02T17:55:15+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|