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Commentary


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.

National Review: Oxford Don vs. the Devil

09/03/2019

A new book provides a concise and compelling introduction to the great author and Christian apologist.

National Review: An Insider’s Guide to Italian Insults

08/16/2019

Chris Cuomo’s pugilistic outburst earlier this week reinforced the usual tropes about Italian Americans.

Wall Street Journal: The Versailles Treaty Gets a Bum Rap

06/28/2019

The Great War’s horrors, spiritual emptiness and a pack of lies made another world war inevitable.

Providence: 1919: Wilson, the Covenant, and the Improbable League

06/27/2019

From a window in the Hall of Mirrors at the Versailles Palace, the view of its famed gardens and fountains is a welcome reward for negotiating the crush of tourists throughout the palace chambers.

National Review: Mussolini and the End of Liberal Democracy

06/25/2019

With the centennial of the Versailles Treaty approaching, let’s remember who the real progenitor of Fascism was.