For writers at Salon “liberal” signifies whatever they and their circle of groupies would like it to mean and has little attachment to historical reality.
What Harry Jaffa teaches is neither easy nor comforting. Rather than offer his students and readers idle chatter or shallow patriotism, he sought to reveal how natural right remains a living force.
Because envy is ever-present, a society’s ability to achieve greatness depends on its ability to control this highly destructive emotion.
Some lessons from history and philosophy can help us think about our present crisis.
Exposing the fallacies of our erstwhile aristocrats.
It wasn’t just that the colonists believed they had a right to defend their property, their speech, and every other inherent right: they believed they had an obligation to defend them.
Caring about the whole world is a fancy way of caring only about oneself.
It's difficult to see how the Middle Ages produced a better political regime than the supposedly defective work of the American founders.
Sohrab Ahmari’s thesis that liberalism inevitably leads to tyranny only works if classical liberalism and what he calls “progressive liberalism” are fundamentally the same.
Are the international capitalists who controlled the United States in the 1980s and 2000s Lenin’s new useful idiots?
By making happiness incompatible with man’s essence, Schopenhauer found himself deaf to Goethe’s wisdom: “If you want to delight in life, then you must grant value to the world.”
Yes, but conservative populism—both as an ideological movement and as a practical political agenda—will evolve with or without the libertarians.
The history of speculation about truth has prominently included what we might call a school of impatience that, instead of trying to solve the problem, has endeavored to dismiss it.
Publius’ case for the Constitution depends crucially upon connecting honor and republicanism, upon vindicating “the honorable title of republic.”
The Right must argue that defending tradition, heritage, posterity, and group customs and values is absolutely a moral good. To seek its erasure is evil.
States and their interests, both cultural and historical, to recall Charles de Gaulle, are eternal. They do not, and will never, take a backseat to ideology of any sort. Including our own.
Self-evident truths are the foundation of common sense realism; for Thomas Reid, common sense is the human faculty which enables us to grasp self-evident truths.
The utopian Left believes human nature can be conquered; that they can annihilate the old Tao—and create a new one, based on their emotions.
For The Mark Griffith Show, Emina Melonic, a Bosnian immigrant and contributor to American Greatness, discusses what it is like to live under socialism and […]
As the talk of socialism becomes more widespread on the Left, particularly within Democratic party politics, and as anger at President Trump boils over, the advocacy of political scientists will become even clearer: first, Progressivism, then socialism, and ultimately, Leninism.