Robert Curry

About Robert Curry

Robert Curry serves on the board of directors of the Claremont Institute and is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea and Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World, due out in September. Both are from Encounter Books.

Common Sense Trumps the Experts in War and Peace

What is common sense and why does it seem to be so uncommon today? Our country was founded on the basis of the self-evident truths that all men are created equal in their essential nature and, therefore, in their rights before God. But America’s founders understood that in order for these rights to

By | 2017-09-08T11:03:57-07:00 September 6th, 2017|

What’s the Matter with Germany?

Germany is making trouble again. This time it is not sending young men in uniform swarming across its borders to conquer Europe. Instead, it is using its position of economic dominance to cause young Muslim men from outside Europe to swarm across Europe’s borders. In World War II, Germany’s conquest of Europe and

By | 2017-09-07T09:56:39-07:00 September 4th, 2017|

What Happened to America’s Elite? Part II

In a previous article at American Greatness, I addressed the history of American higher education from the Founding until our time. This history, I suggested, explains the transformation of America’s elite. As many have noted, it is now the case that the elite largely rejects the American people and a significant portion of

By | 2017-07-25T11:00:40-07:00 July 20th, 2017|

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

By | 2017-07-09T16:23:27-07:00 July 7th, 2017|

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

Please don’t misunderstand. If you haven’t already seen the movie, my intention is not to persuade you to watch it. It is not even to warn you if you do decide to watch it that you had better be on the alert for the astonishing distortions inflicted on it by political correctness. My

By | 2017-06-27T22:05:13-07:00 June 25th, 2017|

For Memorial Day, Some Common Sense About Our Common Purpose

“Will our Republic survive?” It is a fitting question for Memorial Day. For, as Abraham Lincoln noted in his Gettysburg Address, “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” The work of preserving our freedom

By | 2017-06-01T22:06:23-07:00 May 29th, 2017|

The Left Versus Common Sense

Our political reality is no longer Left versus Right. It is now the Left versus common sense—and that change is changing voting patterns in this country. The political Left in America has been trending so hard and so fast to the left in recent decades that it raises the question, “What lies beyond

By | 2018-03-03T14:21:13-07:00 May 9th, 2017|

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

By | 2018-12-30T11:51:45-07:00 March 25th, 2017|

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

By | 2017-03-22T15:29:49-07:00 March 22nd, 2017|

Trump the “Anti-Enlightenment Man” Revisited

Immanuel Kant, philosopher of the counter-Enlightenment. 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

By | 2017-03-16T14:39:46-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

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