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Ralph Berry writes from England.
Dr. Srdja Trifkovic, Foreign Affairs Editor of Chronicles, is the author of The Sword of the Prophet and Defeating Jihad. He currently teaches international relations at the University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.
Justin Raimondo is editorial director of Antiwar.com. He is the author of Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement and An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard.
William Murchison is a corresponding editor of Chronicles and the author of Mortal Follies: Episcopalians and the Crisis of Mainline Christianity. His latest book is The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson. To find out more about William Murchison, and to see features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.Creators.com.
Christopher Lasch (1932-1994) was an American historian, moralist, and social critic who was a history professor at the University of Rochester.
Thomas Piatak writes from Cleveland, Ohio.
Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel co-founded The Daily Caller, one of America's fastest growing online news outlets, which regularly breaks news and distributes it to over 15 million monthly readers. Carlson and Patel also co-founded The Daily Caller News Foundation, a nonprofit news company that trains journalists, produces fact-checks and conducts longer-term investigative reporting. The Daily Caller News Foundation licenses its content free of charge to over 300 news outlets, reaching potentially hundreds of millions of people per month.
John Lukacs American historian who has written more than thirty books, including Five Days in London, May 1940 and A New Republic. His most recent book is We at the Center of the Universe (St. Augustine's Press).
Wayne Allensworth is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia (Rowman & Littlefield).
Stephen L. Tanner is a professor of English and Brigham Young University–Idaho.
Bryce J. Christensen teaches composition and literature at Southern Utah University. He is the author of Divided We Fall: Family Discord and the Fracturing of America (2005) and Utopia Against the Family (1990). He earned his doctorate in English literature at Marquette University in 1984.
Robert Nisbet (1913-1996) was an American sociologist, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Vice-Chancellor at the University of California, Riverside, and an Albert Schweitzer Professor at Columbia University.
Bill Kauffman’s Look Homeward, America is due in May from ISI Books.
Daniel Larison is a contributing editor and columnist for The American Conservative.
Sally S. Wright writes from Bowling Green, Ohio.
Peter Laurie is a peripatetic poet and literary scholar.
Forrest McDonald (January 7, 1927 – January 19, 2016) was an American historian.
Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century American conservatism. Kirk was the author of The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot.
Tom Zoldak writes from Middle America.
Michael T. Klare is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and the author, most recently, of The Race for What’s Left. Follow him on Twitter at @mklare1.
Barry Alan Shain is professor of Political Science at Colgate University.
Edward Welsch is Managing Editor of Chronicles.
Alvaro de Silva is a Catholic chaplain to university students in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a contributing editor of Nuestro Tiempo.
Florence King (January 5, 1936 – January 6, 2016) was an American novelist, essayist and columnist. She was the author of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady.
William Astore is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) and history professor. His personal blog is Bracing Views.
An associate professor at University of Colorado, Dr. E. Christian Kopff is the author of Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition.
Jacob Neusner was research professor of religion and theology and senior fellow in the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Daniel McCarthy is a contributing editor to the American Conservative.
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Priscilla Langford Buckley (October 17, 1921 – March 25, 2012) was an American author who was the managing editor of National Review magazine and a sister of its founder William F. Buckley, Jr..
Stephen R.L. Clark is a British philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Liverpool.
Jim Jatras, a former US diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the Senate GOP leadership, comments on financial and foreign policy topics and on U.S. politics in his publication TheJIM!gram. Tweet him at @JimJatras.
Martin Morse Wooster is senior fellow at the Capital Research Center, and was formerly an editor at The American Enterprise, Reason, Wilson Quarterly, and Harper’s Magazine.
Claes G. Ryn, a professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, is the chairman of the National Humanities Institute and the president of the Philadelphia Society.
Edward Shils (1910-1995) was a professor at the University of Chicago and the recipient of the Ingersoll Prizes' 1988 Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters.
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (1909-1999) was an Austrian political scientist and journalist. He was the author of a dozen books, among them Leftism Revisited: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Pol Pot (Regnery).
James O. Tate has been writing for Chronicles for nearly 30 years.
James Bond Stockdale (1923-2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over seven years.
Sam Francis, was an American paleoconservative, iconoclastic anti-capitalist columnist, nationally syndicated in the United States. He passed away in 2005.
Jerry D. Salyer writes from Louisville, Kentucky.
Joe Scotchie’s most recent book is Writing on The Southern Front (Routledge).
Clyde N. Wilson is a contributing editor to Chronicles. A retired professor of history at the University of South Carolina, he is the author of numerous books, including Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture. He is the editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun.
The Hon. John J. Duncan, Jr., served as representative of Tennessee’s 2nd District to the U.S. Congress. Read his articles published in Chronicles here.
Leonard P. Liggio is distinguished senior scholar at George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies.
Boyd D. Cathey holds a Ph.D. in European History from the Catholic University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, where he was a Richard Weaver Fellow, and an M.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Virginia. He was assistant to the late Russell Kirk and State Registrar of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History.
William D. Hartung, is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.
M. Christiane von Kuehnelt-Leddihn writes from Austria.
Patrick Howard Flynn is a conservative columnist and journalist.
John Willson is professor emeritus of history at Hillsdale College. His work has been published in Chronicles, Modern Age, Imprimis, and the University Bookman, and he contributed to Reflections on the French Revolution (Regnery Gateway, 1990). Dr. Willson is past president of the Philadelphia Society and gives speeches regularly to various groups.
Andrew J. Bacevich is the author most recently of America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History. This essay is syndicated by and appears courtesy of TomDispatch.com.
Grace Houghton is a student at Hillsdale College and a former intern at the Conservative Book Club, where this review first appeared.
Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer, and as of 2014 Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton.
The Late M.E. Bradford was a professor of English at the University of Dallas. Bradford is seen as a leading figure of the paleoconservative wing of the conservative movement. He was the author of Original Intentions: On the Making and Ratification of the United States Constitution.
Corresponding editor Roger D. McGrath is the author of Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes. A U.S. Marine and former history professor at UCLA, Dr. McGrath has appeared on numerous documentaries, including Big History, Cowboys & Outlaws, Jesse James: Legend, Outlaw, Terrorist, and Wild West Tech.
Contributing editor Katherine Dalton writes from Louisville, Kentucky.
Peter J. Stanlis passed away on July 18, 2011, aged 91. He was Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Rockford College and a world authority on Edmund Burke and Robert Frost.
Colonel Richard H. Black (Ret.), Senator of Virginia, 13th District. In 2015, ISIS designated Senator Black an enemy of the Islamic State, naming him “The American Crusader.” Black flew 269 combat missions in Vietnam as a Marine pilot, and was wounded in fierce ground fighting with the 1st Marine Regiment. He became a career JAG prosecutor and ran the Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon.
Major Danny Sjursen is a U.S. Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point, as well as the author of Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Scott Feldmann is a Partner in a 102 year-old national law firm. His law, management, and engineering graduate degrees are from UC-Berkeley School of Law, the University of Southern California, and the Air Force Institute of Technology, respectively.
Aaron D. Wolf (1973-2019) was Chronicles' executive editor. His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers.
Justus D. Doenecke is an American historian, writer, and professor. His 2000 book, Storm on the Horizon: the Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941, received the Herbert Hoover Book Award from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Dr. Doenecke is Professor Emeritus at New College of Florida.
Gerald J. Russello is editor of The University Bookman (www.kirkcenter.org).
William J. Watkins, Jr., is a research fellow at The Independent Institute. He is the author of Judicial Monarchs: Court Power and the Case for Restoring Popular Sovereignty (McFarland & Co.) and Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy.
James S. Robbins is the author of Erasing America: Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past (Regnery, 2018).
Chilton Williamson, Jr. is the editor of Chronicles and acting president of The Rockford Institute.
Historian and novelist H. W. Crocker III’s most recent book is Armstrong, a comic novel of George Armstrong Custer surviving the Battle of the Little Big Horn to become an anonymous, gun-slinging do-gooder in the West. It has just been published by Regnery Publishing.
Nick Turse is the managing editor of TomDispatch, a fellow at the Nation Institute, and a contributing writer for the Intercept.
H.A. Scott Trask is an independent historian from eastern Missouri.
Catherine Savage Brosman is poetry editor for Chronicles.
W. James Antle III is the Washington Examiner's politics editor.
P.J. Somersault is an editor at The Gospel Alliance. He is the author of Gospel (Dis)traction: A Reflection on Everything Wrong with Trump’s Evangelical Supporters without Mentioning Trump or his Supporters (2018).
Rebekah Curtis is the coauthor of LadyLike: Living Biblically (Concordia Publishing House).
Rebecca Gordon teaches at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes. Her previous books include Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States and Letters from Nicaragua.
John Feffer is director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. His latest book is Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams.
Anthony Flew is professor emeritus at the University of Reading, England.
Larry Pratt is the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America, a United States-based firearms lobbying group, and a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He is also Vice Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Thomas Molnar (26 July 1921, in Budapest, Hungary – 20 July 2010, in Richmond, Virginia) was a Catholic philosopher, historian and political theorist.
Arnold R. Isaacs covered the Vietnam War for the Baltimore Sun between June 1972 and the final defeat in April 1975, and is the author of Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia.
David Gordon is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the editor of the Mises Review.
Pat Choate is the author of Agents of Influence (Alfred A. Knopf).
A true man of letters, Dr. Tom Landess (1931-2012) wrote (and ghostwrote) hundreds of books and articles, as well as poetry. He was a student and friend of many of the Twelve Southerners and a brilliant storyteller. He will be missed tremendously.
Ralph de Toledano (August 17, 1916 – February 3, 2007) was a major figure in the conservative movement in the United States throughout the second half of the 20th century.
Mark C. Henrie is President of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation.
R.S. Gwynn's No Word of Farewell: Poems 1970-2000 was published in Story Line Press. He also edited New Expansive Poetry: Theory, Criticism, History.
Allan C. Carlson was president of The Rockford Institute from 1986 to 1997, and president of The Howard Center from 1998 until his retirement in 2015.
Murray N. Rothbard (1926-95) was an economist, an economic historian, and a libertarian political philosopher.
Josh Doggrell writes from Alabama.
Christopher Sandford is the author of numerous books, including Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini (St. Martin’s Press).
Scott P. Richert is editor at large for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and Publisher for Our Sunday Visitor.
John Attarian writes from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Erik Edstrom is a graduate of the West Point class of 2007. He was an infantry officer, Army Ranger, and Bronze Star Medal recipient who deployed to direct combat in Afghanistan.
Stephen B. Presser is the Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History at Northwestern University and the legal-affairs editor of Chronicles.
Alfred W. McCoy is the Harrington professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ted Galen Carpenter is senior fellow for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute.
M.D. Aeschliman is professor emeritus of education at Boston University, professor of Anglophone Culture at the University of Italian Switzerland, and the author of The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism.
George McCartney, a professor of English at St. John's College, is film editor for Chronicles. He is the author of Evelyn Waugh and the Modernist Tradition (Transaction).
Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion at the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University. He is the author of several books, including Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World (Basic Books).
Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies, and Associate Director of the PhD Program in Philosophy, Baylor University. His over one dozen books include Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015), winner of the American Academy of Religion’s 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Constructive-Reflective Studies.
Tom Engelhardt is the author of Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World. He is a fellow of the Nation Institute and runs TomDispatch.com.
George W. Carey (1933-2013) was Professor of Government at Georgetown University and a Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative.
Nomi Prins is the author All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power. Special thanks to researcher Craig Wilson for his contributions to this story.
Joe Sobran (February 23, 1946 – September 30, 2010), was an American journalist, formerly with National Review magazine and a syndicated columnist.
The late Curtis Cate was the author of The Ides of August, devoted to the Berlin Wall crisis of 1961.
David Vine is associate professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. His latest book is Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World.
Donald Livingston is a former Professor of Philosophy at Emory University with an "expertise in the writings of David Hume." In 2003, he and Clyde Wilson founded the Abbeville Institute, which is devoted to the study of Southern culture and political ideas.
Father James Thornton is senior editor of Orthodox Tradition and research associate at the Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies in Etna, CA.
Claude Polin is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
Donald Devine is senior scholar at the Fund for American Studies. He is the author of America’s Way Back: Reclaiming Freedom, Tradition, and Constitution and Reagan’s Terrible Swift Sword: Reforming and Controlling the Federal Bureaucracy. He served as President Reagan’s director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Allan C. Brownfeld is the author of five books and has been a staff aide to a U.S. vice president, members of Congress, and the U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee.
Denis Petrov is a Moscow-based journalist.
Timothy G. Ryan is a retired Foreign Service Officer (1989-2015). He served in the Reagan administration and was National Finance Director of President Reagan’s 1984 reelection campaign.
Javier M. Piedra earned an MA from Hopkins SAIS, has over 35 years of work experience in finance and banking with the last 20 years in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) and Latin America (Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela). He is Cuban-American and fluent in Russian and Spanish.
John Seiler is managing editor at CalWatchDog.com. He has written editorials for the Orange County Register for 27 years,. as well as numerous articles for Chronicles and other publications. He served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist from 1978 to 1982.
Is the author of Bringing Home America.
James Kalb is the author of The Tyranny of Liberalism.
Taki Theodoracopulos is a writer living in New York, London, and Gstaad. In addition to his long-running High Life column in The Spectator, Taki writes Under the Black Flag for each number of Chronicles, and publishes Taki’s Magazine, a webzine.
The Honorable Ryszard Czarnecki is Vice President of the European Parliament. The views expressed by him on this website are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Parliament.
Dr. Alberto Martinez Piedra is the Donald E. Bently Professor of Political Economy at the Institute of World Politics and former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at the Catholic University of America.
Nicole King (née Kooistra) is the managing editor of The Family in America and a former assistant editor of Chronicles.
Anthony T. Salvia was Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs under Ronald Reagan, director of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Moscow bureau, and is now Partner at Global Strategic Communications Group, a firm devoted to governmental relations and public advocacy.
Christopher Manion served as a staff director on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for many years. He has taught in the departments of politics, religion, and international relations at Boston University, the Catholic University of America, and Christendom College, and is the director of the Campaign for Humanae Vitae, a project of the Bellarmine Forum Foundation. He is a Knight of Malta.
Stephen Heiner lives and writes in Paris. You can find him, among other places, on Twitter, Medium, and Front Porch Republic.
R. Cort Kirkwood has been writing about American politics and culture for more than 20 years. In addition to writing for TNA, Cort has also written for Chronicles, National Review, The Remnant, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Orange County Register, Taki’s Top Drawer online magazine, and LewRockwell.com.
A former U.S. Attorney, two-time Member of the Pennsylvania Legislature and Delaware County (PA) Council Chiarman, Ambassador Faith Whittlesey served as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland from 1981 to 1983, and again from 1985 to 1988. Between her two terms as Ambassador, she served as the Director of the Office Public Liaison and as a member of the White House Senior Staff. Since 2008, she has served as Chairman Emeritus of the American Swiss Foundation, and she is a member of The Rockford Institute's Board of Directors.
An Ohio Lawyer practices law in Cleveland.
Richard J. Bishirjian, Ph.D. is President of Yorktown University. His The Conservative Rebellion will be published by St. Augustine's Press in August.
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Eugene Girin is a New York-based attorney and commentator.
Elena Chudinova is a conservative Russian journalist and author of the Notre Dame de Paris Mosque, a dystopian novel about the Islamic takeover of Western Europe and other novels.
Thomas Fleming is president of The Fleming Foundation. He edited Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture for over 30 years. He has written books on ethics, politics, and history, and his articles, columns, and reviews have appeared in many magazines, newspapers, and academic journals in the United States and Europe. He holds an A.B. degree in Greek from the College of Charleston and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ray Olson writes from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Jeff Minick writes from Asheville, North Carolina, where he teaches seminars in Latin, history and literature to homeschool students. He is the author of a novel, Amanda Bell.
James Bogle is a Barrister.
Thomas Storck is the author of Christendom and the West: Essays on Culture, Society, and History. He is a member of the editorial board of the Chesterton Review.
Mandy Smithberger is the director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).