Articles by Robert Curry

What Has Been Forgotten About our Common Sense Founding

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Common Sense and the Common Good

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Misunderstanding the Russian Revolution at 100

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What’s the Matter with Germany? (Part II)

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Common Sense Trumps the Experts in War and Peace

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What’s the Matter with Germany?

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What Happened to America’s Elite? Part II

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What Happened to America’s Elite?

It happened on campus. Once upon a time, the foundation of an American college education was common sense. Common sense realism was the philosophy young Americans learned in U.S. colleges. In the words of the great American historian, Arthur Herman, “Common Sense Realism was virtually the official creed of the American Republic.” Another great American […]

“Patriot’s Day” Is Not a Patriot’s Way

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For Memorial Day, Some Common Sense About Our Common Purpose

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The Left Versus Common Sense

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Americanism vs. Marxism-Lennonism

I have a friend who is a retired public school teacher. She is very likeable and in some areas an independent thinker. One day in conversation she brought up the terrible poverty and near-anarchy that prevails just on the other side of America’s southern border. It quickly became clear that she believed America was at […]

Make Americanism Great Again

I recently received an e-mail—you may have seen it, too—from a person who has been a prominent spokesman for the GOP and now is a NeverTrumper. He notes that the GOP and American conservatism appear to have arrived at a turning point. Perhaps, he suggests, we should abandon the label “conservative” and reclaim for ourselves […]

Trump the “Anti-Enlightenment Man” Revisited

I suppose we must prepare ourselves for more pseudo-intellectual drivel about the Enlightenment from people who oppose Donald Trump. David Brooks of the New York Times appears to have gotten the ball rolling with “The Enlightenment Project.” Now Andrew Small has joined in with “The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers.” In his opinion piece, Brooks […]

Is Trump an “Anti-Enlightenment Man”?

David Brooks, one of the New York Times’ in-house “conservatives,” recently attempted to mount an intellectual attack on President Trump. Brooks, you may remember, is the deep thinker who was awestruck by the crease in Barack Obama’s trousers. The article is a tangle of intellectual confusion. To address them all would probably require an entire […]

Common Sense Conservatism is Really Just Pro-Americanism

Friends who voted for Hillary Clinton and friends who viewed her possible election with dread and foreboding have asked me to explain Donald Trump to them. Some have asked me if he is even a conservative. Many Trump supporters have tried to get me to agree that whatever Trump’s political persuasion may be the people […]

Rejecting the Humpty Dumpty Constitution of Judge Tigar

A federal judge ruled recently that an inmate serving a life sentence for murder in California must receive sex-reassignment surgery at taxpayer expense. The inmate was Rodney James Quine, 57, twice married and the father of two daughters. I write “was” because while in prison he changed his name to Shiloh Heavenly Quine. Quine began […]

Replacing Scalia and Replacing “Constitutional” Rights

Mitch McConnell’s bold and sagacious gamble last year in refusing to allow a vote on the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during the remainder of Obama’s term surely helped Donald Trump get elected. The specter of Hillary Clinton nominating a replacement for Scalia genuinely frightened many voters, and brought them around to voting […]

Protecting the Electoral College from the Progressive Assault

Progressives want to eliminate the Electoral College. They argue that the American constitutional system of electing the president unfairly advantages the votes of people in smaller states. This argument, deceptive to its core, only seems plausible because of radical changes to the Constitution imposed by the Progressives themselves. A little history should make this more […]

This Election Fight Comes Down to Common Sense Versus Political Correctness

Political correctness is an all-out assault on common sense, and 2016 offers us the opportunity to choose one side or the other in that war. For example, it is plain common sense that importing huge numbers of refugees from the Middle East amounts to importing trouble and, in some cases, terrorism. But, we are informed […]