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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  • February 2017

    What the Editors Are Reading

    Taking up one of Graham Greene’s many novels has for me always been a hit-or-miss affair. Over the Christmas holidays I read The Honorary Consul, a copy of which I’ve owned for years.

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  • February 2017

    A Victim Must Be Found

    Despite the fact that, in the 19th century, every white man save Abe Lincoln was a racist, W.S. Gilbert was not actually commenting on Japanese culture, and he understood his inventive nomenclature to be exaggerated for comedic effect.

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  • Rise of the Alt-Left: After This, the Deluge
    January 2017

    Rise of the Alt-Left: After This, the Deluge

    It is easy to revel in the misery of forlorn liberals, but it is also easy to get caught up in their binary political game. Already in attack mode, they would prefer that conservatives pay all of their attention to them.

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  • January 2017

    Team Donkey in Rebuild Mode

    In the immediate aftermath of their drubbing on November 8, and following Hillary Clinton’s career-ending injury, the Democrats faced the question every rebuilding team faces: Who is the quarterback of the future?

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  • December 3, 2016

    Trump's SCOTUS Nominee: Don't Trust, Just Verify

    The media and Democrats are now running wild with fearful declarations that the Trump List of potential SCOTUS nominees, supplied by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, is a rogues gallery of bedroom-invading puritans who will overturn every progressive accomplishment of the Sexual Revolution and return America to the Victorian Era. But could it be that they are playing the role of Brer Rabbit, begging not to be thrown into the Briar Patch?

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  • November 29, 2016

    Abdul Artan: Muslim Snowflake

    Might it just be that any son of a Muslim “refugee,” raised on one hand as a member of the Snowflake Generation, for whom insults are intolerable acts of persecution, and as a member of the Ummah in the land of the infidel on the other, is almost necessarily schizophrenic?

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  • November 28, 2016

    Pound: Barometers and Engines

    What has become of poets and prose-stylists, essayists and novelists, composers and painters, philosophers and theologians, in this poststructuralist era, when everything (especially art) has been politicized and monetized?

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  • November 9, 2016

    Roll Up Your Sleeves, Deplorables

    We do not have time to sit on our hands in our basket and bask in the thrill of victory. We must begin right now to crystalize and articulate what we will demand of our newly elected Republican government and be prepared to hold all of their feet to the fire.

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  • November 7, 2016

    Voting for the Antichrist

    "Murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest will be openly taught and practiced, the air will be rent with the cries of the distressed, the soil will be soaked with blood, and the nation black with crimes."

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  • Christmas Fruitcakes
    December 2016

    Christmas Fruitcakes

    Islam is the diarrhetic ingredient that drains the life out of the fruitcake consumers of the West. It simply cannot be digested and eliminates everything it touches. And no matter how much fluid the dehydrated patient receives, there will be no cure for his dyspepsia so long as he continues to eat the poison morsels.

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  • December 2016

    A P.C. Little Christmas

    In times like ours, what could be more “relevant” than the triumphant defeat of sin, death, and the Devil, first announced by angels to poor shepherds in the skies outside Bethlehem?

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  • Hillary's Postmodern Job Interview
    November 2016

    Hillary's Postmodern Job Interview

    Hillary Clinton is actually campaigning on the promise to violate the law—a pledge to continue Barack Obama’s open rebellion against the chief executive’s duty to enforce the border, deport illegal aliens, and affirm the rights of citizens.

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  • Immigration: Deferred Courage
    November 2016

    Immigration: Deferred Courage

    The case against DAPA is not about principle. It does not address the president’s ability fundamentally to alter the composition of the country and bankrupt it in the process. It niggles over terminology and money, hoping to win one battle, with no hope of winning the war.

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  • October 2016

    Obama and the Cool Kids

    The world will little remember what Barack Obama said during his disappointing presidency, despite his messianic promise and his reputation as rhetor par excellence. His words were not memorable to begin with.

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  • October 2016

    Love’s Brexit’s Loss

    British marriage is on the rocks. No, this is not a press release from James Dobson. Rather, it is the consensus of the entire media establishment of the U.K.

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  • September 2016

    Donald Trump and Conservatism

    Donald Trump has shattered the false consensus of the Republican Party, the hitherto unrecognized tautology that GOP is conservative because conservative is GOP, and vice versa. In the process, we’ve been confronted by an embarrassing reality: We really have no idea what we mean by the word conservative.

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  • September 2016

    What the Editors Are Reading

    Two years ago, while we were visiting friends in Tuscany 20 or so kilometers north of Florence, my host remarked that it was in those parts that Giovanni Boccaccio composed the Decameron, the first draft of which he completed in 1351.

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  • Bleep You, Liberals!
    September 2016

    Bleep You, Liberals!

    Political correctness has, since the 1990’s, been a tool the left has used to silence the proponents of traditional morality, society, and culture. Under the banner of “sensitivity,” which has the veneer of a Higher Morality, p.c. has infected the university, the high school, the grade school, the media, business, public office, and public discourse.

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  • July 13, 2016

    The LCMS: A Triumph for Conservatism

    On Tuesday, by rejecting “lay pastors,” the conscription of women, and female communion assistants and “elders,” the Missouri Synod didn’t just bear witness to particular points of doctrine or to the truths contained in certain Bible verses. The LCMS officially embraced a conservative ethos.

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  • August 2016

    We’re All Extremists Now

    The timing of Omar Mateen’s shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub was rotten for the Obama administration, because Secretary of State John Kerry had just published his carefully worded Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), in which the word religion or religious appears nine times, but Islam, Islamist, and Muslim appear nary a-once.

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