Ben Arnold tried to sell West Point— Attempting, in his spite To hand over a fortress To our foes, without a fight. The fort became a school; a place Of trial and misery— And that “hell upon the Hudson” Forged a nation’s chivalry. The uniforms were grey, The honor code was black and
Today we—or, rather, the remaining sane among us—commemorate the anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The official holiday was Monday, disconnected from the actual date of Columbus’s discovery and, as some would now have it, even from the actual event. Today we are called upon to disavow Columbus and
The Daily Wire recently posted a short, satirical video (since removed) mocking those who gleefully take offense at the most imperceptible of slights. In this case, that we celebrate Columbus Day (and not, as they would prefer, “Indigenous Peoples Day”). The video depicted Native Americans savagely killing one another and cannibalizing the dead.
Saudi Arabia has signed an historic deal with the Russian Federation. This deal covers a host of important interests that the two powers share—everything from stabilizing the global price of oil and developing natural gas resources, to counterterrorism and arms sales. Though analysts in the West tend to wring their hands about the
America is in decline. Since the end of the Cold War—thanks to the fecklessness of our political and business leaders—every single competitive advantage that the United States enjoyed has been methodically eroded by our competitors. In the economic realm, America’s elite convinced themselves it would be acceptable essentially to redistribute wealth and middle
Deep within the United States Code a dynamite charge lies buried. Once ignited, it could blow the current landscape of higher education to smithereens, replacing its monotonous ideological expanse with an alpine variety of competing views and perspectives. Triggering the charge would require a willingness to overcome political reflexives that often serve conservatives
Daniel Henninger, the usually perceptive deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, says he’s stumped when it comes to President Trump’s “thoughts on sovereignty.” “I have no fully graspable idea what he is talking about,” writes Henninger in a recent column on the president’s more than 20 references to the concept of
“I’ve listened to countless speeches in this hall, but I can say this: None were bolder, none more courageous and forthright than the one delivered by President Trump today” –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The wisdom of President Trump’s United Nations speech last week was nothing less than a demonstration to that dubious
The following are remarks delivered by Dr. Sebastian Gorka at Hillsdale College's eighth annual Constitution Day celebration in Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2017. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Never go anywhere without your copy of Imprimis. It really is a high honor for me to address this august audience. My wife and
“It looks good on paper” is an timeless phrase used to describe an appealing abstract concept unworkable in practical application—or worse. To avoid wastes of time, money, and energy, in the real world the phrase is often heard and heeded. In the political world, however, it is seldom heard and almost never heeded.