• Remembering Willmoore Kendall
    Remembering the Right
    April 01, 2020

    Remembering Willmoore Kendall

    Among the 20th-century conservative movement’s legendary leaders, Willmoore Kendall (1909-1967) stands out as the one who most effectively offered a grounding in a specifically American philosophy. There is also a timeliness in this remarkable...
  • Remembering William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Remembering the Right
    April 01, 2020

    Remembering William F. Buckley, Jr.

    Two years after the death of the man whom one of his biographers, John Judis, dubbed the patron saint of modern conservatism, Encounter Books brought out a splendidly packaged omnibus volume of his columns and essays, entitled Athwart History:...
  • Coins of the Realm
    Views
    April 01, 2020

    Coins of the Realm

    It is hard for us to imagine that ordinary people used to care about the design of public objects: coins, dollars, bridges, court houses, town halls, churches, schools, and even factories.... We need new coins to reflect our modern reality.
  • Is the Pandemic Killing Biden's Bid?
    Blog
    March 31, 2020

    Is the Pandemic Killing Biden's Bid?

    Trump's presidency will stand or fall on the resolution of the coronavirus crisis and how Trump is perceived as having led us in that battle.
  • The Politics of the Coronavirus
    Blog
    March 30, 2020

    The Politics of the Coronavirus

    In the United States, political biases have also been evident in responses to the virus. Republicans are stressing the dire economic consequences of the shutdown and warn about doing irreparable destruction to our material well-being.
  • The Nation-State Is Back
    Blog
    March 28, 2020

    The Nation-State Is Back

    Neoliberal globalization in its post-Cold War form has been dealt a mortal blow by COVID-19, which is a good thing. The architecture of global economic and political governance developed over the past three decades is collapsing before our eyes.
  • Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era?
    Blog
    March 27, 2020

    Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era?

    Nations seem to be recognizing and responding to the grim new geostrategic reality of March 2020: The pandemic is the real enemy of us all, and while we fight it, each in his own national corner, we are in this together.
  • COVID-19 in the Light of History
    Blog
    March 26, 2020

    COVID-19 in the Light of History

    The pandemic’s future course and cost cannot be predicted. It does appear certain, however, that the world is experiencing changes which are likely irreversible. The contours of its geopolitical impact are becoming apparent in the rapidly...
  • Must We Kill the Economy To Kill the Virus?
    Blog
    March 24, 2020

    Must We Kill the Economy To Kill the Virus?

    President Trump is said to be privately expressing a deepening concern at the damage the coronavirus shutdown is doing to the U.S. economy and debating whether it can be safely reopened. Though castigated for his remark, Trump has a point.
  • Are Americans All-In for a Long Coronavirus War?
    Blog
    March 20, 2020

    Are Americans All-In for a Long Coronavirus War?

    Will Americans suffer in social isolation, inside their own homes for months, while a state-induced Great Depression washes over the land?
  • What Globalism Has Wrought
    Blog
    March 19, 2020

    What Globalism Has Wrought

    No matter whether one believes the actual threat has been overstated, we can only hope that the troubles unleashed by the fear of the coronavirus will lead to a serious re-evaluation of the entire globalist project, as well as to serious...
  • The World's Values
    Column
    March 01, 2020

    The World's Values

    1917 • La Grande Illusion (1937) • Paths of Glory (1957) • Uncut Gems

    Sam Mendes’ new film, 1917, is a rigorous examination of what it was like to be a low-ranking officer in the Great War. The film follows—literally, with a...
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