Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez is a Chronicles contributor and assistant editor of American Greatness

Latest by Pedro Gonzalez in Chronicles

  • Virginia's Creeping Authoritarianism
    June 2020

    Virginia's Creeping Authoritarianism

    Even before the nationwide government crackdown in the wake of the COVID-19 virus, the unprecedented reaction of Virginia’s government against civilian protesters showcased the potential for authoritarianism to rear its head in America…

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  • The Hijacking of Nationalist Conservativism
    December 2019

    The Hijacking of Nationalist Conservativism

    The 2016 election planted a nationalistic, populist battle standard reminiscent of the one that the pitchfork-wielding legions of the Old Right had once marched beneath. Now it appears at risk of being diluted and neutralized, as populist right-wing

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  • Ohio Gets Nice on Crime
    November 2019

    Ohio Gets Nice on Crime

    In my new home of Ashland, Ohio, there is a sign that welcomes all comers to “The World Headquarters of Nice People.” It seemed to me as if the entire town conspired to make my move as pleasant as could be. This is “Midwestern Nice” in a nutshell.

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  • The Broken Promise of American Cities
    September 2019

    The Broken Promise of American Cities

    There is a saying used in California when the going gets tough: “At least we have the weather.” No matter how expensive, dangerous, unclean, and generally inhospitable the state’s cities become, “at least we have the weather,” Californians say, as if

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  • November 2018

    American Babel

    Back in June, a belligerent New York City attorney briefly became a symbol of “xenophobia” for those who make it their business to deconstruct what’s left of American identity.

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