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National Review: A New Order for the Ages


America’s founding generation absorbed Virgil’s Aeneid and the lessons of Rome.

National Review: Cicero: A Republic — If You Can Keep It


Can Americans recover Cicero’s insights into human nature and the nature of political power?

National Review: Bologna: Birthplace of the University


The modern university could use some intellectual nourishment, Bolognese-style.

National Review: Pliny’s Problem with Christianity — and Ours


The Christians who confounded Pliny, who faced death rather than bow to the idols of their age, embraced a profound imperative from their Teacher and Lord.

National Review: 1776: A Lockean Revolution


This English philosopher had a hand in two of the greatest political revolutions for human freedom in world history. That’s a legacy worth recalling this July 4.

National Review: Anti-Semitism Is an Attack on American Principles


America and Jews owe each other a great debt. An attack on one is an attack on both.

National Review: How C. S. Lewis Accepted Christianity


His friend J. R. R. Tolkien provided a compelling, ingenious argument, one worth remembering this Easter Sunday.

National Review: An American Defense of Britain’s Constitutional Monarchy


The royal family is not simply an important part of British culture. It represents a valuable political inheritance, one to which Americans owe a great deal.

National Review: Churchill’s Prophetic Warning: ‘An Iron Curtain Has Descended’


Seventy-five years ago, Churchill dared to imagine the end of the Cold War, before it even began.

National Review: For the Love of Country, Pull Back from the Brink


The future of conservatism, and the nation, depends on coming together and restoring faith in the American story.