Polemics & Exchanges

Better Together

Brion McClanahan penned two able critiques of President Trump’s “1776 Report” for the April/May and July 2021 issues of this magazine. I notice that his charge (in “Stop Playing the Left’s Game,” July 2021 Chronicles) that “our allies at Claremont…give unwitting aid and comfort to the left” is mirrored by Michael Anton’s assertion (in “Americans Unite,” in the online magazine American Greatness) that Chronicles does the same. Both sides are essentially right, but that is only because our common enemies will use any and all means to destroy us.
If we argue that the Founding Fathers were white leaders of a white country seeking to form a federal republic that would last longer than most had in the past, then we are white supremacists. If we argue that the founders were cautious egalitarians who believed that slavery should...

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