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F.H. Buckley
F.H. Buckley
F.H. Buckley is a Foundation Professor at George Mason School of Law and the author of The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (forthcoming April 2016, Encounter Books).
by | Feb 1, 2020

Joseph de Maistre said that he had never met a man. He knew Frenchmen, Italians, and so on, but as for “man,” he’d never met one. Similarly, I have never met a “nationalist,” so I can’t say anything about nationalism…

by | Jan 31, 2020

If we’re more divided now than we were at any time since the Civil War, ask yourself where we’d be in an easily imagined future world in which impeachment has fizzled, Trump is reelected, and a few more conservative judges…

by | Sep 24, 2019

Historian J. G. A. Pocock believes that, with its lobbyists, America has created “the greatest empire of patronage and influence the world has known.” He argues that the American Revolution was a response to fears of political corruption, and concerns…

by | Sep 15, 2019

I’ve had friends tell me, when I’m in New York, to visit the Strand Bookstore. It’s huge. It’s got everything. That’s why I hate it. It’s mostly filled with things that bore me. What I want is a smaller bookstore…

by | Sep 8, 2019

In spite of the confusion over Brexit, there’s an easy solution, and one that is contemplated by the British constitution. You’ll never guess what that is. First off, what’s the status of the Brexit referendum of three years back? It…

by | Aug 2, 2019

In the revival of interest in nationalism, it’s important to learn of its limits, and in particular the American nationalist must reject chauvinism, imprudence, and injustice. Against Chauvinism The American nationalist is proud of his country. But he should guard…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Nationalism is big these days among conservatives. Only I’m not sure if they know what that means. American nationalism must be liberal, multicultural, and fraternal. That is its logic and why it is benign. The icons of American nationhood are…

by | May 28, 2019

In case you haven’t been listening, we’re supposed to be in the middle of a constitutional crisis. That’s what Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler are telling us, and it’s all because Donald Trump and Bill Barr are refusing to submit…

by | May 17, 2019

President Trump’s presser on his immigration bill was great news, and for me a matter of a little pride. I had briefed Jared Kushner on the Canadian merit system for legal immigration, and when Trump plugged my 2016 book, The…

by | May 8, 2019

What do you call a country where the police and the intelligence agencies spy on an opposition party? Russia? Because that’s what we’ve become, and the question is what should be done about it. For the last two years the…

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