Reflections on Terrorism: Iran and Bin Laden

So little practical consequence does the relationship between the Iranian government and al-Qaeda have that, had not the recently released “Bin Laden papers” revealed it, hardly anyone would notice it. Both sides are getting from it what reality allows. Part two of a special four-part series. Read part one, part three, and part

By | 2017-11-12T11:07:53+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Jihadist Insurgencies and Conservative Priorities

Western conservatives need to internalize the lessons of previous policy failures and adjust accordingly. In a recent statement, the MI5 chief Andre Parker said that Britain is facing the most severe and unprecedented threat of Islamic terrorism. The United Kingdom is seeing “a dramatic upshift in the threat” post attacks in Westminster, Manchester, on

By | 2017-11-06T16:24:36+00:00 November 6th, 2017|

Michael Walsh Discusses Cultural Marxism and Islam

Author, screenwriter, music critic and, now, American Greatness contributor, Michael Walsh, joined AG publisher Chris Buskirk and contributing editor, Seth Leibsohn on their radio show, The Seth and Chris Show, to discuss the debut of his weekly column at American Greatness.  You can listen to their conversation or read the transcript below. Seth

By | 2017-11-06T14:33:41+00:00 November 6th, 2017|

Deadly Frenemies: Cultural Marxism, Islam, and the War Against the West

At first glance, there seems to be little in common between the modern “progressives” of the culturally Marxist Left and the regressive cultural, political and religious force of recrudescent Islam. One prizes social license while the other enforces a punitive “moral” code; one claims to celebrate eccentric individuality while the other, both literally

By | 2017-11-07T12:21:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Migration: The Straw That’s Breaking Europe’s Back

The issue of immigration has become the occasion for deciding the most practical and perennial of issues: who rules? Americans know that Europe’s un-sustainable socio-economic model—bureaucratized economies, social welfare, and demographic decline—is a warning to us. Increasingly, we have imitated that model, assuming that the decline would be slow and graceful. But Europe’s

By | 2017-10-20T21:11:18+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

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|