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The Federalist: How the Suffering of World Wars Seeded the Creativity of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis


“If they won’t write the kinds of books we want to read,” Lewis announced to Tolkien, “we shall have to write them ourselves.”

National Review: Reagan’s Fight for American Renewal, Revisited


The Gipper’s first inaugural address revived the concept of American exceptionalism, while stressing national unity.

National Review: Walter Hooper, R.I.P.


The American who more than anyone else brought C.S. Lewis to the world has passed away at the age of 89.

Wall Street Journal: Preserving the Legacy of C.S. Lewis


At 89, Walter Hooper hasn’t lost his enthusiasm for the celebrated author.

National Review: Resisting the Leviathan: The Mayflower Compact


The Mayflower Compact, signed 400 years ago this week, helped lay a foundation for America’s commitment to government by consent of the governed.

Law and Liberty: The Rule of Law vs. the Militias


After more than 230 years of living with success under the same constitution, few Americans have any inclination for authoritarian government, coming from either the Right or the Left.

National Review: John Locke and the Fight over Judge Barrett’s Catholicism


What the Supreme Court nominee’s critics and defenders alike get wrong about the role of faith in American public life.

National Review: Churchill, the Blitz, and Moral Leadership


It is impossible to imagine the citizens of London standing firm during their supreme hour of crisis without Winston Churchill in the center of the storm.

National Review: Truth Is a Casualty in Our Culture War


Recall the thinkers who helped to build our liberal democratic order. They were motivated by the free exchange of ideas in the pursuit of truth.

National Review: What Hong Kong Can Teach the West


While the ideals on which our civilization was built are being trashed at home, pro-democracy protesters against the Chinese Communist Party fight for them.