To Secure the Blessings of Liberty, Rein in the ‘Permanent State’

The following are remarks delivered by Dr. Sebastian Gorka at Hillsdale College's eighth annual Constitution Day celebration in Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2017. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Never go anywhere without your copy of Imprimis. It really is a high honor for me to address this august audience. My wife and

By | 2017-09-22T13:55:39+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

A Blank Check for Afghanistan

The trouble with the new (or, rather, not-so-new) Trump Administration war plan for Afghanistan is that it’s a loser. Sure, the president gets high marks for finally talking about “victory” in Afghanistan—after 17 years of seemingly endless warfare, it’s nice to hear the word mentioned. Yet, for all of the talk of victory,

By | 2017-08-27T07:46:10+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Victory: What It Will Take to Win

Editor's Note: This essay was originally published in the Fall 2001 edition of the Claremont Review of Books. The editors are grateful for permission from the Claremont Institute to republish the article here. Read Angelo Codevilla's response to President Trump's August 21 speech on Afghanistan. "It is not that they love peace less,

By | 2017-08-25T16:01:05+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

McMaster and Mattis Are Rare Assets—Not Deep State Liabilities

There is a larger context concerning the recent controversies among the architects of Trump’s national security team and agenda, and the criticism of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. Recall first that the foreign policy of Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice, and Hillary Clinton could be best termed “provocative appeasement,” and it logically

By | 2017-08-09T10:36:04+00:00 August 5th, 2017|

Ballad of the Unsuccessful Fugitive (Or ‘Never a Dulles Moment’)

Imran Awan, he used to be Wasserman-Schultz's employee, And he did lots of secret stuff— Alas! Not quite secret enough. Imran Awan, I'm sad to say, Said, "Ima gonna runaway," But at the airport ran into Agent Ima Gunna Katchoo. Imran Awan the runaway Perhaps feared he'd be done away With, like some

By | 2017-07-30T10:45:50+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

Sebastian Gorka on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Foreign Policy

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, joined American Greatness publisher Chris Buskirk on the radio Monday afternoon to discuss Donald Trump’s  new “America First” foreign policy and how it’s working. “America First is reinstating America’s place in the world,” Gorka told Buskirk. President Trump, Gorka said, has helped the Right break

By | 2017-08-03T14:55:26+00:00 July 17th, 2017|

It Takes a Muslim to Turn the Media on the SPLC

One wonders why it took the branding of a Muslim as a hater by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for the mainstream media to begin questioning the methodology, criteria, and the partisanship of that once-respected institution. After all, SPLC has been branding mainstream Christian groups as “haters” for many years. Even so,

By | 2017-07-03T00:01:59+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

Islamism Isn’t a Religion, It’s a Political System at War with Us

Last week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs convened a hearing on political Islam, also called “Islamism.” The committee invited four witnesses: Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Asra Q. Nomani, Michael E. Leiter, former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and John Lenczowski, president of the Institute of World Politics.

By | 2017-06-26T12:47:46+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|