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 | May 26, 2018

Do you remember the story of the dog in the manger? It’s an old Greek myth. A dog lies in the manger, surrounded by hay. The dog can’t eat hay. Only horses eat hay. But the dog won’t let the…

by | Mar 2, 2018

In the second grade, a boy attacked my teacher. Ms. F ended up with a cut lip (she had braces) and bruised ego, hair askew. The Troubled Kid ended up out of the class, but that wasn’t until after a…

by | Feb 2, 2018
by | Jan 31, 2018

Remember when Al Gore grew a beard, got fat, and moped for a couple years after losing to Chimpy McHalliburton? It seemed like no politician wore loss worse than poor Gore. Not so. Hillary Clinton has taken losing the election…

by | Jun 10, 2017

One of the questions that emerges from Thursday’s extraordinary Senate hearings was whether James Comey breached any legal or moral duties in leaking his story to the press, as he did through Daniel Richman, his friend at Columbia Law School….

by | May 24, 2017

Your Holiness, thank you for inviting me here. I am so honored. You know that a majority of American Catholics voted for me last November. It made the difference. States like Pennsylvania, Michigan. I wouldn’t be here without their support….

by | Apr 29, 2017

We’re all playing the 100-day game, and it’s kind of silly. What’s Trump done since January 20 last? But that’s like asking who won the first 100 yards in a marathon. The only game that really matters is the 1,285…

by | Feb 8, 2017

Nobody much noticed, but we just had a new Cuban Missile Crisis. Remember the last one? The Soviets tried to place missiles in Cuba and we interdicted the Russian ships. For a moment it looked like WWIII but then Khrushchev…

by | Jan 27, 2017

That Was the Week That Was was the name of an old BBC review of the news. It’s also an apt summary of the last week in America, of the first week of the new Trump administration. It’s also the…

by | Jan 2, 2017

As we begin a new year, those of us who astutely backed Trump from the get-go might want to ask ourselves how we might show magnanimity to our opponents. That’s what Churchill recommended, after a victory, and he was right…

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