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.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), dean of St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Dublin, was a most remarkable man.
“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.
for instant access to hundreds of articles
President Donald Trump’s address to the nation on Afghanistan was carefully crafted and well delivered. It did not provide a blueprint for winning the war, however, which remains his stated objective.
Persuaded by his generals—Mattis at Defense, McMasters on the National Security Council, Kelly as chief of staff—President Trump is sending some 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to augment the 8,500 already there.
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.
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.