Better Than Football

For the politically demented, 2016 was a vintage year. Well, at least for those whose blood warms when seeing their foes splay and spasm like wounded squid. Watching pious progressives meltdown in real-time has become something of a spectator sport. Now, this sounds a little abrasive, perhaps. But after eight years of slumberous

By | 2017-10-21T12:57:28+00:00 October 21st, 2017|

How the State Department is Undermining Trump’s Agenda

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has isolated himself from his own department and allowed subordinates to fill a handful of top positions with people who actively opposed Donald Trump’s election, according to current and former State Department officials and national security experts with specific knowledge of the situation. News reports often depict a

By | 2017-10-21T09:48:10+00:00 October 21st, 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|

Making Sense of the American Founding with Thomas G. West

What makes American freedom unique in the world? What have Americans forgotten in the 21st century that America's Founders knew and took for granted? How can such a forgetful nation remain a free country? What will it take to recover the principles of the American Founding today? American Greatness Publisher Chris Buskirk discusses

By | 2017-10-09T14:21:09+00:00 October 8th, 2017|

European Elites Should be Mindful of the “Spirit of 1848”

In his fantastic history of Europe, “The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914,” Cambridge scholar Richard J. Evans argues: The pursuit of power permeated European society in the nineteenth century. States grasped for world power, governments reached out for imperial power, armies built up their military power, revolutionaries plotted to grab power, political parties

By | 2017-10-06T22:11:33+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|

Constitution Day

As we write, the two-hundred-and-thirtieth anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States just passed. The holiday, celebrated on or about September 17 (depending on whether that date falls on a weekend), was known as “Citizenship Day” until 2004, when Congress officially renamed the commemoration “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.” The

By | 2017-10-02T10:15:13+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

To Be Great the U.N. Must Defend Democratic Sovereignty

“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

By | 2017-09-27T17:11:56+00:00 September 26th, 2017|

Is Capital Punishment Christian?

“A murderer forfeits his life, and it is right that he should be killed by the sword.” So said Martin Luther, and his argument to that effect, cited here last week, may have impressed some readers and discombobulated others. But among those who confidently tell one another and the world that it’s unchristian—nay,

By | 2017-09-26T18:52:43+00:00 September 24th, 2017|