A Clueless “Final Year”

Remember the Duck Rabbit? That’s the famous image that, seen one way, looks like a duck but, seen from another angle, looks like a rabbit. […]

What Happened to Carter Page?

I miss Carter Page. It seems like years since I have heard anything about the American businessman who briefly volunteered at Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. […]

Edmund Burke on Michelle Wolf

Watching the disgusting (and decidedly unfunny) performance of the comedienne Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last night, I thought of two things. One was, […]

Why Kevin Williamson Matters

Any rational person’s list of the most intelligent and pungent columnists now writing will perforce include the name Kevin Williamson, late of National Review and, […]

Fahrenheit 451 Updated

What took them so long? That was our first question when we heard the latest news about the distinguished University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy […]

The Schiff Obstruction

Readers of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit will recall the philosopher’s withering comments about “the dogmatism of mere assertion” which yields naught but an empty and […]

Our New Secessionists

Item 1: “People now marvel how it came to pass that he should have been selected as the representative man of any party. His . […]

Trump Restores the ‘We’

In The Meaning of Conservatism and several other books, the English philosopher Roger Scruton argues for the importance of the first-person plural—the “We” that binds […]

Of Home Truths and Shitholes

It is curious how close certain seemingly contrary emotions can be. Consider, to take just one example, the feelings of glee and outrage. At first […]

Taking Trump Seriously

Trying to take Trump seriously, Michael’s Barone’s column in the Washington Examiner on Thursday, is significant for at least two reasons. One is that anything […]