Disruptive Politics in the Trump Era: Yuval Levin or Victor Davis Hanson?

The crucial question for the American Right today, as it has been for at least 60 years, is: What is the nature of its confrontation with modern liberalism? Is it a policy argument over how to achieve the common goals of liberal democracy? Are we working to expand liberty, equality, and prosperity for

By | 2017-12-16T09:27:57+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Trump’s Jerusalem Gambit Recalls Harry Truman

When the United States recognized the Jewish state of Israel, it sent shockwaves throughout the international system. Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is as historic as Harry Truman’s move in 1948. In fact, the announcement last week is probably the most consequential foreign policy decision of the young

By | 2017-12-10T14:12:32+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

EU and Anglo-American Interests Differ: Peter Hitchens Was Right

Two years ago, as a fresh doctoral researcher in the United Kingdom, I wrote an essay called “The Grand Strategy Debate London is Avoiding,” and submitted it to a top tier center-right newspaper in London. Needless to mention, it was rejected. No one would believe at that time that the European Union could

By | 2017-12-08T11:36:07+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

The Churchill We Deserve

The scene: The light of a cathedral radio as regal as it is reverential, with its faceplate set aglow, while kith and kin listen to the crackle of a fireside chat instead of gathering before the crackle of an evening fire. They assemble before this cabinet of twisted columns and hand-carved slots, and

By | 2017-12-05T11:54:55+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Encouraging a Migration Explosion

Are they doing it on purpose? Of course they are. America’s progressive elite has disdain for Americans who refuse to embrace their globalist, “borderless world,” and anti-American agenda. Consequently, the progressives have decided to replace the American people with people better suited to help enact their ambitions. For a glimpse into the future they

By | 2017-12-04T12:44:23+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

What Will It Take to Get Serious About Missile Defense?

North Korea’s possession of mobile-launched missiles that can deliver nukes anywhere in the United States shows that, nowadays, anybody can make lots of pinpoint-accurate missiles of any range. Since America’s ICBMs, submarines, and bombers are fewer, concentrated in fewer places than ever, even North Korea can carry out the kind of disarming attack

By | 2017-12-02T11:49:22+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

A Case Against Globalism

The concept of globalism burdens American society, and this encumbrance comes mainly from the political and social Left. We rarely discuss what globalism is and many Americans don’t seem to see the grave dangers that it represents. We hear phrases like “global citizenship,” or “citizen of the world,” which are supposed to evoke

By | 2017-11-30T13:54:48+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Is Tolerance a Virtue?

We know what the Left hates about conservatives. In her losing campaign for president, Hillary Clinton articulated her litany of the deplorables: “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.” You’ll note that each one of these indictments is part of a taxonomy, a pseudo-scientific cultural-Marxist system of “isms” designed to categorize and thus dehumanize

By | 2017-12-01T09:26:49+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Is There an Emerging ‘Trump Doctrine’?

The candidacy and subsequent election of Donald Trump to the presidency caused a great deal of consternation among the U.S. foreign policy establishment, Democrat and Republican alike. His campaign rhetoric suggested that he had no coherent view of U.S. foreign policy, other than the gauzy commitment to “making America great again” and “America

By | 2017-11-25T11:14:40+00:00 November 25th, 2017|