The Poison and the Antidote

The Poison and the Antidote

William Lind

No historian worth his honoraria ascribes major social change to a single factor. That is ideology, not history. Nonetheless, an ideology has been and remains a large cause of America’s cultural and moral decline over the past half century.

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Still Unexplained

Still Unexplained

Frank Brownlow

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), dean of St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Dublin, was a most remarkable man.

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The Meaning of Macron—and the “Right” in the West

The Meaning of Macron—and the “Right” in the West

Claude Polin

“He is on the right.” “That party represents the right.” These are standard expressions that are familiar today in the West, including France. But as usual, few understand or even care about the precise meaning of the word.

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  • Rod Dreher and the Politics of Betrayal

    Tom Piatak | August 21, 2017

    The period following Charlottesville has also been marred by many attempts to score political points. . . . On Friday, Rod Dreher used his perch at The American Conservative to attack one of the men who founded that magazine, Pat Buchanan.

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  • America's Second Civil War

    Pat Buchanan | August 18, 2017

    While easy for Republicans to wash their hands of such odious elements as Nazis in Charlottesville, will they take up the defense of the monuments and statues that have defined our history, or capitulate to the icon-smashers? In this Second American Civil War, whose side are you on?

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  • Death of a Nation

    Jim Jatras | August 17, 2017

    Every living nation needs symbols. They tell us who we are as one people, in what we believe, and on what basis we organize our common life.

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  • Missed Manners and Creeping Laws

    Philip Jenkins | August 16, 2017

    All societies regulate personal behavior: That is part of what makes them societies, instead of mere aggregations of isolated individuals. Societies differ enormously, though, in just how they perform this regulation, how much they rely on law and the state, rather than informal or private means.

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