Progression—or Degeneracy? Part One

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series. The American regime that resulted from the American Revolution differs from today’s in size, scope, and character. We do not elaborate the contrasts. Rather, we ask: Whence came these differences between the former’s constitutionally limited pursuits of modest objectives—domestic tranquility, justice, the common

By | 2017-06-25T16:32:32+00:00 June 24th, 2017|

Trump is No Obama

Josef Joffe’s article in last Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, “How Trump is Like Obama” castigates President Trump and former President Obama equally for the decline of the United States as a global leader. True to the headline, Joffe places Obama’s eight years in office alongside Trump’s five months (along with the things he’s

By | 2017-06-24T21:13:26+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Campus Chaos, and How to Fix It

This year will go down as the year of the Great Academic Meltdown. At campuses from  Yale and  Middlebury to Evergreen State and Berkeley, violence has shut down the free exchange of ideas and at times the very possibility of rational discussion. How is this possible, and what can be done about it?

By | 2017-06-22T18:55:36+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

Victory in Afghanistan is Still Possible

“When Americans suffer casualties, they run away from battle,” the high-ranking Taliban commander, Seif Galali, famously told an Al Jazeera interviewer in 2009, after U.S. forces withdrew from the Nuristan Province, due to fierce Taliban resistance. Around that time, Marine Corps platoon leader Lieutenant Jake Kerr, would recount to the legendary military writer

By | 2017-06-21T20:10:14+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

The Department of Justice is Privileging Mosques

The Department of Justice has become an advocate for the establishment of mosques in America. It is as if there were some congressional affirmative action mandate. The DOJ’s own statistics reveal a sharp escalation in intervention efforts on behalf of Islamic complainants, mostly involving mosque disputes with local zoning authorities.  Alarmingly, these interventions

By | 2017-06-21T15:58:08+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Britain Needs a Warlord

The term “warlord” usually conjures an image of a long-bearded fellow with opulent adornments sitting in a large tent in the desert, filled with enthralled servants, plush oriental rugs, sipping tea (or other beverage), and combing through his war booty. Indeed, the term is most usually applied in relation to places like Afghanistan

By | 2017-06-13T12:36:17+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

What Is NATO Good For Today?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has lost its purpose. Created following the devastation of the Second World War, NATO was intended to “keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.” Throughout the Cold War, NATO proved to be an effective cudgel stunting the revolutionary push of Soviet Communism into Western

By | 2017-06-11T18:22:52+00:00 June 4th, 2017|