Fact is, one cannot simply make oneself an American. To some extent or another, through birth or naturalization, one becomes an American because someone else did the work.
In many ways, our giving culture defines America and Americans at their very best.
From a factual perspective, we can no more choose our political and economic beliefs than we can choose our arithmetic beliefs.
History teaches that when the public does not respect or appreciate any of the institutions of its government including the media, the system is vulnerable.
Brown’s lawless radicalism is counterproductive to achieving worthy goals. As Lincoln’s prescient warnings demonstrate, the antidote to injustice is not mob violence.
What the political class is stealing from us is our right to self-governance, which is essential to American citizenship.
Training in the martial arts strengthens both body and soul, to promote the warrior-scholar ideal.
True to form, David French spectacularly misses the point of the critique of conservative “fusionism.”
Some observations about American politics from a pro-American non-American law professor abroad.
All things hidden will come to light, and with what measure we measure, so shall it be measured out to us.
Clues in America’s art of the past give us unsentimental insights into the unsentimental people we used to be.
Freedom requires constant reinvestment in and replenishment of a nation’s traditions and ideals.
Why can a Democratic vice president praise a student who just told her that Israel commits ethnic genocide -- and have it mean nothing to most American Jews?
Laughter and comedy represent the inner freedom that we all have, and that no totalitarian regime can touch and stain.
We have seen unquestioning obedience to authority. People who obey irrational orders and despise those who do not are precisely the type of people who didn't hide Jews.
It seems to be that we have alarm bells going off all around us. The oddity is that so few people seem to hear them.
There are two ways to deal with global population trends; both have problems.
We need to rediscover the vocabulary of the founders if we are to make a success of a new vocabulary for a new Right.
As the post-Trump American Right continues to cohere and slowly finds itself, it should look to the likes of modern-day Poland and Hungary for some concrete pointers.
Unless Americans can learn to give up our resentments, we will continue to indulge our compulsive, addictive rage, which eventually will destroy us.