On the Corruption of the Military Academies

A recent West Point graduate, still serving in the U.S. Army, shocked admirers of the venerable American military academy with his candidly pro-Communist views. How could such an institution, founded on “duty, honor, country,” produce such a student? A junior Army officer who states his anti-American opinions so openly may seem novel, but

By | 2017-10-19T00:03:00+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

John Locke, Closet NeverTrumper?

The fissures that led to the crackup of modern conservatism run deep. The most visible sign of this reality was the election of Donald Trump, which pitted certain elite conservatives against the majority of conservatives who make up the Republican base. Elite NeverTrump conservatives, who argue to this day about the president’s supposed

By | 2017-10-16T20:09:56+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Boy Scouts Destroy Themselves

The venerable Boy Scouts are now going to admit girls. The organization’s quest to make young boys into men slowly has been chipped away by a combination of legal pressure and the influence of the dominant, liberal culture. It was worn down by litigation and only a few years ago agreed to allow

By | 2017-10-15T12:21:42+00:00 October 14th, 2017|

The Good, the Bad, and the Better in Our History

  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

By | 2017-10-13T11:30:17+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

America Must Innovate or Die

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

By | 2017-10-07T17:10:13+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

The World is Your Oatmeal

When Lisa De Pasquale first informed me she was writing a new book about the Left, I was concerned for her mental health. Fortunately for all us but those on the Left, she’s kept her head; and, buoyed by her common sense, conservative principles and—something sorely lacking in her quarry—a sense of humor,

By | 2017-10-06T14:08:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

We Need a Radio Free America on Campus

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

By | 2017-10-06T09:17:48+00:00 October 5th, 2017|