Washington We call it Kultursmog, it being that collection of attitudes, ideas, tastes, and personages that are polluted by the politics of the left and that predominate on both coasts. And who are we? We are the freethinkers who are immune to the Kultursmog by virtue of our natural skepticism and reliance on empiricism, which […]
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: the Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery.
He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, National Review, Harper’s, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris), and elsewhere. he is also a contributing editor to the New York Sun.
Washington There is hope! I am speaking of the envisioned memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower here in Washington, D.C. Admittedly its design by the crank architect, Frank Gehry, has been pretty much accepted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, and the chairman of the House committee that has control of the funding, the Hon. […]
Washington It looks like former Obama Administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice will get a reprieve. With all the hullabaloo from last week’s military action by President Donald Trump in Syria — do we call it Syria’s civil war or a massacre? — it now appears Ms. Rice’s mishandling of surveillance is going to subside […]
Washington Have you been keeping up with the news from Washington? If you have doubtless you know that there are congressional investigations of Russian interference with our recent elections. Possibly you even suspect that agents of the diabolical Donald Trump were in contact with those dastardly Russians. Oh, yes, and there was something in the […]
Washington The trials of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, before the Senate Judiciary Committee en route almost certainly to his place on the Supreme Court, reveal one of my favorite findings regarding modern politics, to wit: The Democrats are the extremists, the Republicans are mainstream. The Democrats are the ideologues; the Republicans base their policies and […]
What are more important to the health of an intellectual movement, writers and academics or investors and philanthropists? That thought occurred to me, when I was informed of the death of Chuck Brunie, the former longtime Chairman of the Board of the Manhattan Institute and the Chairman Emeritus of The American Spectator. Of course, an […]
Washington I was wondering when it would happen. For over thirty years I have been anxiously awaiting the backlash. Alas, for years it never arrived. What backlash have I been awaiting, you ask? Why, the backlash to the most self-important, morally superior, narcissistic generation to cast a shadow across this republic in its history, the […]
Washington The average American is understandably perplexed as to why Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and, of course, runner up in last year’s Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders, are so lathered up over the Republicans’ recent overtures to the Russians. They are calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. […]
Washington As I find myself happily on the far side of middle age, I had assumed that I was now exempt from at least some of the cultural battles roaring through American society. How wrong I was. Recently I found myself, despite my utter insouciance to gender politics, of a sudden, hauled onto the battlefield. […]
Washington Did you know this? “Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama.” Frankly, I did not know President Obama was so wedded to books and the printed word as to be compared to […]