Civic Culture

Red Flag, White Flag

Eventually, everything will be a sign of a would-be mass shooter. Ownership of a single firearm, then voting Republican, and then other disapproved behaviors. Before long, anybody can inform on anyone, about anything. And many will.

False Crucibles

Past generations of Americans have experienced their own bloodletting, their own walk through fire, to ensure their survival and the success of our nation and people. In this way, the inner steel of generations of young Americans was tempered. But that's not so true for the generation coming of age. What does that mean for our Republic?

The White Supremacy Hoax

The logic of the ruling class’s campaign against white supremacy cannot end in the deplorables’ peaceful submission because that campaign itself has no natural end. Some of the class’s components are sure to push for ever-stricter measures. But an inherently abusive campaign of racial profiling itself guarantees deadly friction.

Igniting Civil War

Government sponsorship of violence against opponents or complacency in the face of incitement to violence is a powerful tool of political repression. Regimes such as […]

What’s the Matter With Virginia?

LEXINGTON, Va.—Clare Perry considers herself a Democrat. Grayson Pearce is a Republican. She’s from Richmond, and he’s from Virginia Beach. Despite holding opposing political values, […]