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by | Jun 17, 2022

The most uncomfortable thing about being a conservative is that every few days someone asks you for a signature of adherence to some statement of principles. Unfortunately, they are often just nice words that do not transcend far beyond preaching…

by | Jun 9, 2022

In 1984, George Orwell depicted totalitarians using language in an effort to control thought for political purposes. Today’s totalitarians on the political and philosophical left have for some time now waged a war on “nationalism,” a term that formerly described…

by | Mar 9, 2022

The entire world — or at least that portion free from state-directed censorship — has been mesmerized by the 24/7 reporting on the events unfolding in Ukraine over the last two weeks. A brutal Russian invasion and the valiant Ukrainian…

by | Feb 22, 2022

Among collectivist narratives, none is more powerful than nationalism, and among imperial claims, none is more devastating to peaceful coexistence than the idea that a neighboring country belongs to an imperialist predator, based on a foundational myth. Until the West understands…

by | Jun 10, 2021

With all the talk about racism, let me ask a simple question. How do you make someone a racist? Assuming that’s what you want to do. For the woke Left, that’s a no-brainer. Just be born with white skin. The…

by | May 6, 2020

In the age of the coronavirus, globalism has gone decidedly out of vogue. My own personal and professional journey offers a contemporaneous context illustrating globalism’s manifest failures at both a human and civilizational level.  Coming from a working-class background but…

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 | 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…

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