Understanding the origins of the administrative state goes a long way towards grasping how policy is really made today in American government
Weekend Long Read
Backpeddlers like Leslie Harris and Sean Wilentz, who are both reputable historians, have allowed themselves to be compromised by their solidarity and sympathy with their political tribes.
On the eve of the Revolution, tensions in Boston mount between the American patriots defending their rights and the royal governor in Massachusetts.
The two, incommensurable, political paradigms of pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary America coincide with two different comprehensions of human nature.
There will be an opportunity to finally discredit our modern religion of wokeism, and to build anew on its collapse with creditable notions of both the natural and the supernatural.
China is not a status quo great power. It is a revolutionary great power that seeks fundamental and permanent changes to the contemporary order in international politic
White (Communist) saviors, black Communists, back-peddlers, fellow contributors, star athletes, activists, and others.
Woke cancel culture is not just a set of ideas. It is, as its name implies, a culture that came from a specific place, even if that place exists only in cyberspace.
Can the veterans of the old conservative wars come to a truce?
The cult of secularism has been enshrined in our laws, and in our democracy, not through the democratic process but through the least democratic means: imposition by the courts.
When the world no longer speaks meaningfully to us, we shout into the void and pretend the echoes come from on high.
Are we two peoples and two regimes occupying the same country?
A five-year effort to psychoanalyze and pathologize Donald Trump and his supporters bore fruit on January 6. But it won’t end there.
Marxism, innately, requires an oppressor to push back against. With Donald Trump out of office, expect the definition of “oppressor” in America to continue to expand.
America First populists currently siloed in several parties should give Biden the unity he wants good and hard by moving into the Democratic Party and voting en bloc.
Our conservative friends are free to dislike Donald Trump’s policy answers. But they need to recognize the very real reasons why Trump became a political phenomenon in the first place.
A movement that once sought to bring the counterculture into the government has now, instead, become integrated within it.
Leftism has become the cultural hegemony. Reactionaries, due to these conditions, are now the outsiders looking in, while most leftists are protecting the system from its own dissent.
Publius’ case for the Constitution depends crucially upon connecting honor and republicanism, upon vindicating “the honorable title of republic.”
The demands of statesmanship coincide with a philosophic respect for truth, and it is almost impossible to be a statesman at our late date without possessing philosophic or at least genuine wisdom.