• The Mind Behind Big Brother
    Reviews
    May 26, 2020

    The Mind Behind Big Brother

    Few works in literature are as terrifying as 1984, that look into the future written by George Orwell and published in 1949. British scholar Dorian Lynskey unravels the novel’s themes, inspirations, and intentions in his latest book.
  • Empire States of Mind
    Reviews
    May 26, 2020

    Empire States of Mind

    Although this relatively short book is closer to an extended, episodic essay than to the comprehensive history of the British Empire implied by the title, it is an excellent example of the author’s style. Jeremy Black takes a broad view…
  • Remembering the Southern Agrarians
    Remembering the Right
    May 26, 2020

    Remembering the Southern Agrarians

    In 1920 a group of writers gathered in Nashville for bi-weekly sessions of reading and dissecting each other’s prose and poetry. The group, who defended the traditional Southern way of life, became known as the Southern Agrarians.
  • Remembering Whittaker Chambers
    Remembering the Right
    May 26, 2020

    Remembering Whittaker Chambers

    At first glance, the personal history of Whittaker Chambers does not suggest a conservative frame of mind.
  • What Price Victory—in the Coronavirus War?
    Blog
    April 14, 2020

    What Price Victory—in the Coronavirus War?

    The same day the number of U.S. dead from the coronavirus disease hit the 15,000 mark, we also crossed the 15 million mark on the number of Americans we threw out of work to slow its spread and "bend the curve." For each American lost to the...
  • Trump's Presidency Hangs on One Decision
    Blog
    April 10, 2020

    Trump's Presidency Hangs on One Decision

    Six weeks ago, Trump was boasting, and justifiably so, of having the greatest economy of any president in recent memory. Now, the possibility exists that he could go into the fall election with the worst economy since Hoover and the Great...
  • The Old Left Wasn't Very Leftist
    Blog
    April 08, 2020

    The Old Left Wasn't Very Leftist

    It would be impossible to imagine any shared moral ground between the left that existed in the 1930s and what today presents itself as their intellectual descendants.
  • Kissinger's Call for a New World Order
    Blog
    April 07, 2020

    Kissinger's Call for a New World Order

    Kissinger has declared that it is now an imperative that the world's leaders, even as they deal with the raging pandemic, begin to make the "transition to the post-coronavirus order."
  • In This Number
    In This Number
    April 01, 2020

    In This Number

    A note from the publisher introducing the April/May 2020 Chronicles.
  • Family Finances
    Column
    April 01, 2020

    Family Finances

    Parasite may be both the most amusing and the most horrifying movie of the year. That is, if you can get past its inept attempt at making a political statement.
  • What Has COVID-19 Done to Our Money?
    Editorials
    April 01, 2020

    What Has COVID-19 Done to Our Money?

    While left and right squabble over the right approach to COVID-19, the Fed prints the U.S. dollar into oblivion.
  • The Unclubbable
    Editorials
    April 01, 2020

    The Unclubbable

    The late Joe Sobran used to refer to liberal high society as "the hive.” What Joe was highlighting were certain qualities that he associated with the fashionable left, e.g., extreme clannishness, the exclusion of those who deviated from...
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