Tom Piatak

Thomas Piatak is a contributing editor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He writes from Cleveland, Ohio.

Latest by Tom Piatak in Chronicles

  • Equity or Bust
    July 2021

    Equity or Bust

    LBJ’s executive order creating affirmative action has a tenuous legal basis and can be undone at the stoke of a presidential pen. Yet it continues to enshrine in the name of “equity” a growing preferential racial treatment for nonwhites.

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  • The House I Hide In
    April/May 2021

    The House I Hide In

    In the 1940s, Frank Sinatra recorded a song that proclaimed American virtues, entitled "The House I Live In." How quaint, I thought, that Americans used to believe those things. Old Blue Eyes would have written a different song were he writing today.

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  • Disenfranchising the Deplorables
    February 2021

    Disenfranchising the Deplorables

    Trump energized tens of millions by showing that opposition to the globalist consensus is possible. He achieved just enough to give a future dissenter from that consensus a chance to overcome the media's negative portrayal of populist nationalism.

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  • A Revolution Delayed
    December 2020

    A Revolution Delayed

    Despite the overwhelming institutional opposition he faced, Trump's reelection campaign was a bravura performance. It strongly suggests that the nationalist and populist themes that propelled Trump to victory in 2016 have lost none of their potency.

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  • Our Recessional Culture
    October 2020

    Our Recessional Culture

    We have forgotten God. America's journey from Camelot to COVID was the result of many wrong turns, but abandoning our faith was central to our political, economic, moral, and cultural decline.

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