Authors
Paul Kengor
Paul Kengor
Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., and senior academic fellow at the Center for Vision & Values. Dr. Kengor is author of over a dozen books, including A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism, and Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.
by | Feb 15, 2020

“So mayor Pete is a Red Diaper baby! This explains a lot … ” So writes Charlie, a longtime reader of mine and of The American Spectator. Please note that Charlie didn’t call Pete a red, but a red-diaper baby….

by | Feb 8, 2020

Dear Comrades, Thieves in Iowa have tried to sidetrack the revolution with childish bourgeois schemes. The Democratic Party establishment is plotting against us with fat-cat special interests. Like that capitalist reptile Hillary Clinton in 2016, they are the enemies of…

by | Jan 31, 2020

As a presidential historian carefully watching the pursuit by Democrats of President Donald Trump’s scalp, I can’t help but express exasperation at the Democrats’ hypocrisy and their selectivity. Their goal, of course, is to tag Donald Trump with some sort…

by | Jan 24, 2020

The slogan for this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. is “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” It’s an appropriate label, as anyone who is part of the pro-life movement knows. The movement is dominated and largely run by women, many of…

by | Jan 20, 2020

“We have no reason to create millionaires,” declared Fidel Castro to his Politburo. “We fight not to create millionaires.” Castro, for the record, was much more than a millionaire. In 2006, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at $900 million…

by | Jan 18, 2020

What is happening in Iran right now began this time 40 years ago. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 66 hostages, 52 of which would be held for 444 days. It signaled the…

by | Jan 3, 2020

“This will not be a Benghazi,” vowed President Donald Trump to reporters on New Year’s Eve. “This will never, ever be a Benghazi.” A spot-on analogy. So far, so good. It looks like a seizure of the U.S. embassy in…

by | Dec 31, 2019

The year 2019 brought some notable golden anniversaries from a wild year: 1969. Some were glorious, such as the Moon Landing; others were scurrilous, scandalous, such as the Manson Family murders, Woodstock, Chappaquiddick. The year 1969 also marked some shocking…

by | Dec 9, 2019

In December 1998, Republicans moved to impeach Bill Clinton. In December 2019, Democrats are moving to impeach Donald Trump. The differences are striking. In December 1998, President Bill Clinton was guilty, both from a legal and moral standpoint. Legally, he…

by | Dec 3, 2019

It’s an intriguing question, one requiring a degree of nuance: What would President Ronald Reagan think of President Donald Trump? I’ll begin with a quick statement on what Reagan would disapprove of and then focus mainly on what I believe…

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