We may be too weak to fight the anti-woke Communism war in which Tom Klingenstein urges us to enlist. But it’s a war we must prepare ourselves for, as the enemy is ourselves.
conditions of freedom
There is a distinction between conspiratorial thinking and critical thinking. Those alarmed by the prevalence of the former should be no less alarmed by the lack of the latter.
With its atheist chaplain, Harvard is engaged in killing the culture—the culture that midwifed to us this civilization, including Harvard.
Reason allows us to distinguish between appearance and reality; but our reality turns out to be rooted firmly in the realm of appearance.
From Lenin to Pol Pot to Pelosi, for the royalist Left democracy becomes the road to serfdom, not the remedy for it.
As fate would have it, the time for a rediscovery of man and the restatement of a philosophy of free men is now.
Congress cannot do the work of a real Congress, for a variety of reasons, none of which is remediable.
Forget Tokyo. What did you do yesterday that made the sun shine a little more dimly in your home, or a little brighter?
When a group of military officers gets together to conspire against the orders of the commander in chief, it is a real case of mutiny and treason.
Wittingly or unwittingly, many voices on the Right are advancing the Progressives’ cause instead of truth, justice, and the American way.
The two, incommensurable, political paradigms of pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary America coincide with two different comprehensions of human nature.
You can live a safe life. Or you can live a full life. You can't live both.
By shuffling off early, we smokers are doing the ingrates a small favor. You can live as long as you like, as long as you don’t like living.
How an ever-growing incompetent, ideologically driven expert class keeps us servile, stunted, confused, and ignorant.
The Constitution invites us—and politics compels us—to consider redrawing state and local borders.
An absolute commitment to benevolence, like the road that is paved with good intentions, typically leads to an unprofitable destination.
Some people thought James Burnham’s identification of liberalism with civilization’s suicide was hyperbolic. In light of American institutions’ embrace of anti-Americanism, what would they say now?
Liberty matters and is tied to your economic choices.
We know too much, and we know too little. We have a lot of data and precious little wisdom. This is no way to run a country. And it’s no way to preserve a civilization.
Our freedom is not to be measured by what our laws permit us to do, but by what our habits and the innumerable features of our culture give us the power to accomplish without the oversight of law.