Jan./Feb. 2016

Editorial

What to Conserve

Front Lines

Failure as a Way of Life

The logic of lost wars and military-industrial boondoggles

Two, Three, Many Chalabis

Exiles bend Washington’s ear—and drag us into conflict.

Power Politics

Understanding the GOP’s civil war over off-the-grid energy

The Art of Subversion

What transgressive tastemaker John Waters teaches the right.

Cover Story

The Mind of Russell Kirk

How the horrors of war led to the birth of American conservatism.

Articles

The Virtue That Has No Name

More essential to freedom than rights or laws is something like chivalry.

Stuck in the Middle East

Offshore balancing is the right strategy, if Obama has the courage for it.

The Case for Clemency

To forgive prisoners is divine—or as close as government gets.

Unmaking England

Even after Brexit, mass immigration will still have forever changed a nation.