Articles by The Editors

The Greatness Agenda and American Greatness

American Greatness and, more generally, new means of promoting the Greatness Agenda are generating quite a bit of media attention this week.  And there is more to come in the weeks ahead. In addition to all of that, Managing Editor Ben Boychuk, joined 710KNUS host, Matt Dunn, earlier this week to discuss the rise of the Greatness […]

The New Yorker on the “Greatness Agenda”

The January 9, 2017 edition of The New Yorker features a story titled “Intellectuals for Trump,” which highlights the work of Publius Decius Mus and American Greatness. Here’s a short excerpt: The most cogent argument for electing Donald Trump was made not by Trump, or by his campaign, but by a writer who, unlike Trump, […]

The Gift of the MAGA: An AG Symposium on Great Reads for the Greatness Agenda

 Darren Beattie Martin Ford’s book, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, is unsettling, and unsettling in just the right way for anyone who is serious about Making America Great Again. Indeed, Ford makes a convincing case that advancements in information technology,–simply put, automation–have already and will continue to have […]

We’re Just Getting Started. Help Us Succeed

The election is over. The transition is underway. Barring an extraordinary turn of events between now and January 20, Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. Mission accomplished? Crisis averted? Republic saved? No, no, and emphatically no. A single election changes nothing. We have a lot of work to do. […]

Hamilton on Immigration

Alexander Hamilton, writing as “Lucius Crassus” in the New York Evening Post on January 12, 1802, expounds on legitimate reasons why a country might place limits on immigration. Resuming the subject of our last paper we proceed to trace still farther, the consequences that must result from a too unqualified admission of foreigners, to an equal […]

How to Advance the Greatness Agenda — A Post-Election Symposium

In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential contest of 2016, there are far too many postmortems seeking to explain the question, “How did this happen?” Though many of us at American Greatness were pleasantly surprised by the extent of Trump’s victory, we always understood how it would come, if it came. So […]

Will the Trump Effect Last? Chris Buskirk on NPR Morning Edition with David Greene

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Conservatives For Trump: A Symposium Featuring Scholars & Writers For Trump

When 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence they declared their “reliance upon divine Providence” and pledged to each their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Today, 125 scholars and writers have pledged to support Donald Trump for president. While we too rely upon divine Providence today, it is because of those risks taken by those […]

An Interview with Decius

The pseudonymous Publius Decius Mus has angered and mystified his critics with his bracing assessment of our political moment in his essay, “The Flight 93 Election,” which—along with the follow-up essay—quickly went viral and generated commentary from left and right. With so many questions and so much controversy swirling around his ideas, American Greatness spoke with […]

#IAmDecius

Who is Decius? Who is the author of The Flight 93 Election that has Conservatism, Inc. frowning in consternation? This is the question of looming importance to the leading lights of Conservatism, Inc.. Their courage, never to be doubted, is now summoned and on full display in the usual places . . . so, Twitter. Speculation about […]

Why Conservative Intellectuals Support Trump – A Reply To Peter Beinart

  Peter Beinart is a bit late to the party in excoriating “Trump’s intellectuals.” It’s not just that the theme has been done to death, months ago. It’s also that, in order to conjure up a hook for his piece, Beinart makes the preposterous claim that “more than a year after Trump announced his presidential […]

Our Declaration of Independence from the Conservative Movement

American Greatness aims to be the leading voice of the next generation of American Conservatism. Divisions made evident during the 2016 Republican primaries made the need for a new journal of American conservatism undeniable. The soil of the conservative movement is exhausted. It needs fertilization, re-sowing, and diligent cultivation if it is to thrive again. […]