Forget Tokyo. What did you do yesterday that made the sun shine a little more dimly in your home, or a little brighter?
conditions of freedom
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.
There is good and bad whataboutism. Blanket calls to ignore comparisons are usually done in bad faith.
Home and family, bulwarks of freedom and freedom-making in their turn, are hated by those who hate mankind and want to subject it to vast systems of social and political control.
If you would be free, look to your hands.
If you don't hate Communism, you don't care about, much less love, people.
However, given the Left's largely successful elimination of Judeo-Christian and middle-class values, that achievement may not survive.
Popular conservative thinkers warn of the dangers of class warfare and everything-is-political thinking. But they can’t advise a subordinate class how to climb out of a pit.
More than ever we need a pause and a turn, a complete about-face, so as to rediscover and practice the original and best virtues.