We should honor our forebears for what they bequeathed to us, and squirm a little, because we would be hard put to say what we are leaving for our children, supposing that we have any.
It's difficult to see how the Middle Ages produced a better political regime than the supposedly defective work of the American founders.
Americans grounded their revolution in the eternal principles of natural law and natural right, and in so doing provided a roadmap for all who would reclaim the liberty that God has granted them.
The current administration represents both the woke Left and partisan Democratic interests. But what will happen if the present leftist coalition comes apart?
An absolute commitment to benevolence, like the road that is paved with good intentions, typically leads to an unprofitable destination.
Where voters support the Constitution’s guarantee of a right to life, what’s needed are legislators, executives, judges, jurors, and jailers who support it, too.
Overall, it is fair to say that limitations on free speech have left the country dumber, sicker, less free, less happy, and hopelessly divided.
Sohrab Ahmari’s thesis that liberalism inevitably leads to tyranny only works if classical liberalism and what he calls “progressive liberalism” are fundamentally the same.
Why does Michael Anton believe Brion McClanahan or anyone else writing for Chronicles is helping the Left by rejecting the positions of the 1776 Commission?
It’s hard for a movement to claim to stand for tradition when it attacks so much of the tradition it purports to defend.
Are the international capitalists who controlled the United States in the 1980s and 2000s Lenin’s new useful idiots?
By clarifying who is conserving places, we clarify which side has the whole community at heart.
Progressivism’s victories are so pervasive and so extensive that Progressivism’s changes are barely recognized.
By making happiness incompatible with man’s essence, Schopenhauer found himself deaf to Goethe’s wisdom: “If you want to delight in life, then you must grant value to the world.”
To be conservative in America today is to preserve an order that has lost its legitimacy, and the right thing is not to conserve but destroy it and institute something else.
Hating white Americans, denying them the same sense of identity—and thus dignity—that is afforded to every other group is the point.
The Declaration of Independence says revolutionary change should not be undertaken for “light and transient causes.” We are well past that now.
Some people thought James Burnham’s identification of liberalism with civilization’s suicide was hyperbolic. In light of American institutions’ embrace of anti-Americanism, what would they say now?
Liberty matters and is tied to your economic choices.
We know too much, and we know too little. We have a lot of data and precious little wisdom. This is no way to run a country. And it’s no way to preserve a civilization.