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  • The Know-It-Alls - 4/26/2017

    The impression that Americans can't talk to each other anymore grows and grows: fastest at the university level, where apparently it's being decided and worked out that non-progressive speakers don't deserve a hearing.

  • Christian Martyrdom - 4/25/2017

    Persecution and martyrdom are inseparable from Eastern Christian experience—first under the Muslim conquerors, starting in the middle ages and continuing in many parts of the world to this day, and then, in the twentieth century, under Communism.

  • Is Macron the EU's Last Best Hope? - 4/25/2017

    For the French establishment, Sunday's presidential election came close to a near-death experience. As the Duke of Wellington said of Waterloo, it was a "damn near-run thing."

  • The Quintessential Democratic Politician - 4/24/2017

    Any ruler must somehow be subordinate to the nature of the society he rules. But in all societies other than democracies, the rulers have some leeway, precisely because as rulers they set the course that the body of citizens must follow.

  • Is Democracy in a Death Spiral? - 4/21/2017

    Where liberals see as an ever-more splendid diversity of colors, creeds, ethnicities, ideologies, beliefs and lifestyles, the Right sees the disintegration of a country, a nation, a people, and its replacement with a Tower of Babel.

  • Is Capitalism the Enemy of the Family? - 4/19/2017

    Does capitalism—in its need for efficient, low-paying, and universal labor—have a vested interest in family weakness?…

  • Life Without Norms - 4/19/2017

    What you end up with when the moral barriers topple is, not least, the end of due process at American colleges and universities.

  • War Cries Drown Out 'America First' - 4/18/2017

    Before the U.S. launches any pre-emptive strike on North Korea, Congress should be called back into session to authorize any act of war against the North. Perhaps this time, Congress would follow the Constitution.

  • Dwight Macdonald - 4/17/2017

    A Rebel in Defense of Tradition is the title of Michael Wreszin's 1994 biography of Dwight Macdonald (1906-1982). It is a very good title, by which I mean something more than a "handle"; it is a precise phrase, a summary properly affixed to the memory of an extraordinary man.

  • Will Christianity Perish in Its Birthplace? - 4/14/2017

    Today, in lands where Christ lived and taught and beyond where the Christian faith was born and nourished, the words echo. For it is in the birthplace of Christianity that Christians face the greatest of persecutions and martyrdoms since the time of Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin.

  • Comings and Goings - 4/13/2017

    Chronicles bids farewell to a longtime editor, and announces a new role.

  • Trump’s Comprehensive Volte-Face - 4/13/2017

    Right now the most dangerous potential flashpoint is Syria. If Trump imposes a no-fly zone in any part of that country, or proclaims “safe zones” on the ground . . . the outcome would neither save lives nor hasten the end of the conflict.

  • The Road to Cascadia - 4/13/2017

    Internationalism is the creed of the elites, but the people hate it. The cartographers of Cascadia, floating in cyberspace, are free to map out any future they can imagine.

  • Sacred Music in Holy Week: Let Me Repeat Myself - 4/12/2017

    Listening to J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion (a Holy Week tradition I stumbled upon years ago) I was struck by this thought: The question is not whether there is repetition in sacred music, but what words are repeated—and how.

  • Is Trump Enlisting in the War Party? - 4/11/2017

    In 2013, a great national coalition came together to compel Congress to deny Barack Obama authority to take us to war in Syria. We are back at that barricade.