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Commentary


National Review: What Winston Churchill Understood about America

06/30/2020

‘The third great title-deed’ of freedom, he called it. American exceptionalism drew its moral strength from British exceptionalism.

National Review: Classical Liberals vs. National Conservatives in the Age of Coronavirus

05/12/2020

The government’s response to the pandemic should give conservative advocates of a more powerful state pause.

The Hill: Pandemics and the survival of the fittest

04/28/2020

Today, in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the dominant theme is saving lives, regardless of the economic cost.

National Review: The Queen’s Speech

04/16/2020

Pity the heart that could not be moved and lifted by it.

National Interest: America Has a History of Pandemic Denial

04/14/2020

Donald Trump wasn’t the first president to misunderestimate a national threat. Franklin Roosevelt played his part in the collective denial and dishonesty of the age—until the “ideology of fascism” contagion came knocking.

National Interest: The Future of Freedom in the Era of Dictatorial Rule

01/16/2020

The rule of law cannot be counted on to protect the rights of minorities and political dissenters. The result—as John Locke predicted—is social unrest and revolution.

National Review: Tolkien’s Deadly Dragons

01/08/2020

While the author of “The Hobbit” disliked allegory, his great thematic preoccupation with the struggle between good and evil remains as relevant as ever.

National Affairs: Two Revolutions for Freedom

01/02/2020

Shortly after the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789, the English political theorist Edmund Burke wrote a letter to Lord Charlemont, the first president of the Royal Irish Academy.

The Hill: An immigrant’s journey to US citizenship rebukes extremists in immigration debate

09/13/2019

For all of its contradictions and injustices, the 20th century American melting pot transformed millions of immigrants into productive citizens.

National Review: John Locke, Catholicism, and the American Founding

09/11/2019

A revival of Lockean liberalism would do much to tame the hatreds now afflicting the soul of the West.