Aaron D. Wolf

Aaron D. Wolf (1973-2019) was Chronicles' executive editor.  His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He was a frequent guest on Issues, Etc. (Lutheran Public Radio) and The Paul Youngblood Show (nta.fm), and has appeared on several other radio programs, including The Tom Clark Show (Wisconsin Public Radio) and Extension 720 With Milt Rosenberg (WGN).

Latest by Aaron D. Wolf in Chronicles

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  • No Time for Indulgences
    November 2017

    No Time for Indulgences

    [W]e cannot afford to set aside our differences: We need to rediscover them, defend them vigorously and magnanimously, teach them to our children, celebrate them in worship and festival, and nail them to the church door when necessary.

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  • November 2017

    Not for Hunting

    The Las Vegas shooter who murdered some five-dozen country-music fans and injured over 500 more had barely cashed in his chips when Democrats, celebrities, and the punditocracy began calling for their favorite gun-control measures and blaming the NRA, Republicans, and even country-music fans themselves for this latest episode of “gun violence.”

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  • September 26, 2017

    Where Credit Is Due

    Mr. David Brooks of the New York Times has written an editorial in praise of (and perhaps blaming) Sam Francis for accurately describing the American proscenium and providing profound structural analyses of the cultural and economic plight of Middle Americans. What is Brooks getting at?

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  • October 2017

    Very Bad on Both Sides

    Charlottesville was a shameful disaster, and the responses from America’s elites were far from encouraging. Most of them amounted to “Who started it?” That is the response of a child.

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  • October 2017

    What the Editors Are Reading

    I’ve at times found the great English writer and apologist G.K. Chesterton wearisome for his seemingly unending parade of paradoxes, some of which strike me as the discovery of paradoxes for paradox’s sake.

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  • October 2017

    You May Say You’re a Dreamer

    The unconstitutional Obama executive order known as DACA was rescinded by the Trump DOJ on September 5. Even as the courageous and unassuming A.G. Jeff Sessions made the announcement, thousands of tweets painted him as a hood-donning white-supremacist Russian agent.

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  • September 2017

    Get Out

    No matter what follows in Afghanistan after America’s departure, it is immoral to gamble with the lives of our troops for one more minute to provide for the common defense of the Pashtuns.

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  • August 2017

    If We Cared About “Democracy”

    Democracy is under attack, we now hear regularly. While Donald Trump, the GOP, and (if you ask Rachel Maddow) the weather have all been identified of late as “threats” to our democracy, the Great Satan is, of course, Russia, pop. 144,498,215.

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  • August 2017

    Brazen

    Are the Russians guilty of trying to undermine American democracy? The answer may surprise you. But first the “news.”

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  • July 2017

    The Discarded Image

    Mitch Landrieu and his growing coalition of disgruntled minorities and public-school-educated leftists give us an idea of where a divided, majority-ruled America is heading.

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  • End the Feds
    July 2017

    End the Feds

    James Comey’s curious and unorthodox contributions to the media’s rumor-fueled hysteria over the legitimacy of the Trump presidency—and perhaps the fate of the U.S. government and the American people—ought to raise a fundamental question in the minds of conservatives: Why did he have a job to begin with?

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  • Blaspheming Liberals
    June 2017

    Blaspheming Liberals

    “Free speech!” has been the rallying cry of Republicans and conservatives for months on end. This really ought to stop.

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  • June 2017

    Shameless Venus Goes to Prom

    Body-shaming is now a deadly sin, which can be expiated only by the elimination of all dress codes. The entire football team agrees, and has volunteered to hold your purse while you march around in protest, wearing yoga pants and spaghetti straps.

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  • June 2017

    What the Editors Are Reading

    An unfortunate effect of more than two decades of war between the West and the Middle East, and the resulting terrorist campaigns launched from there, is the replacement of the charm, even the magic, the historical Persia held for Europeans by their opposite: contempt, disgust, even fear.

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  • April 12, 2017

    Sacred Music in Holy Week: Let Me Repeat Myself

    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.

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  • April 2017

    K Is for Vendetta

    And it came to pass that fear did grip all of the Swamp, from Foggy Bottom to DuPont Circle; and it did spread unto all of the region beyond the Potomac. For behold, Steve Bannon had come.

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  • April 2017

    Wrestling With God

    In the prison yard, we’re told, men who sexually abuse children are given special attention, and not the favorable kind. In Euless, Texas, at a public school that bears the unlikely name Trinity, sexual abuse is a celebrated part of the program.

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  • Don’t Just Wound It: Kill It
    March 2017

    Don’t Just Wound It: Kill It

    The Department of Education must be destroyed. This holdover from the Carter administration costs us $80 billion per year, for which we have received in return a centralized educational bureaucracy beholden to wildly leftist teachers’ unions and the proliferation of ignorance.

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  • March 2017

    Refugees in Trump’s “Theocracy”

    President Trump’s executive order restricting travel and refugees from seven Islamic countries evoked utter hysteria from the mainstream media, Democrats, some Republicans, and even some church leaders.

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  • Dope Fiends of the West
    February 2017

    Dope Fiends of the West

    What underlies all of the social science about the effects of smartphone addiction is an assumption about the good—what is right versus what is harmful for society.

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