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 | May 25, 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has done it again. In the results of the general election announced Thursday, and as he did five years ago, Modi has achieved another absolute majority for his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party…

by | Feb 11, 2019

If you expected any diminution of media malpractice following the recent spate of fake news scandals, you were mistaken. Less than a month after wrecking what remained of their credibility by parroting a piece of fiction from BuzzFeed about a former…

by | Jan 4, 2019

When in France in November with other leaders to commemorate a century since the close of World War I, President Trump was treated crudely by Emmanuel Macron, the French president, who, in front of an entire assembly of world leaders,…

by | Nov 15, 2018

“The true nationalists and patriots were progressives — and environmentalists.” So declared an August 2015 article at the website of Think Progress, founded by the Center for American Progress, citadel of the progressive-liberal left. Back then, nationalism was good to progressives….

by | Nov 12, 2018

It was perfectly stupid of French President Emmanuel Macron to say nice things about Marshall Philippe Pétain as commemorative ceremonies were getting under way to mark Armistice Day. General Pétain, as he then was, commanded French forces during the year-long…

by | Oct 26, 2018

There they go again. In response to President Trump’s saying that he is a “nationalist” — CNN freaked out. Here’s the headline at Mediaite: Don Lemon Stunned After Trump Called Himself a ‘Nationalist’: It’s ‘Loaded’ with Racial Undertones The article says in part,…

by | Oct 20, 2018

H. Buckley views the 2016 presidential election as a watershed event that crystallized a new, self-conscious political and social class of Americans who were on the losing side of globalization, lax immigration policies, and a general indifference on the part of the New Class, on the Left and the Right, who make up the top 10 percent of the population, “the professionals earning more than $200,000 a year, whose toast always falls butter side up and who pass on their advantages to their children.”

by | Aug 29, 2018

How important is the distinction between nationalism and patriotism? Could it be that this distinction might be all that stands between Steve Bannon and political power? It may seem too slender a distinction, too thin a thread, to matter so…

by | Apr 24, 2017

By now, alert observers of the passing public scene have gotten used to language as well as principles being battered in the political process. Along the way, not only is freedom lost, but often coherence as well. The contest in…

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