Article Archive

The American Conservative’s Christmas Reading

Our writers on the best books of 2014, personal favorites, and bibliophiles’ suggestions for Santa.

December 19, 2014

Will Work for Meaning: “Two Days, One Night”

A woman has one weekend to beg for her job in the Dardenne brothers’ harrowing new film.

December 19, 2014

What’s Conservatism Without Liberty?

Dick Cheney and Jennifer Rubin aim to purge the freedom movement from the right—leaving nothing but authoritarianism.

December 19, 2014

Should Higher Education Have a Leftist Bias?

A socialist professor defends liberal education from capitalism, unthinking conservatism, and his critics.

December 18, 2014

Neoconservatism’s Theory Gap

Bret Stephens adds to the pile of thin attempts to justify America’s global policing.

December 18, 2014

Abandoned by the Left

Liberals’ emphasis on identity politics at the expense of basic socio-economic fairness has driven away countless average people.

December 17, 2014

Obama’s Cuba Opportunity

After 50 years of perfect policy failure, the U.S. has a political opening to help a reforming Cuba prosper.

December 16, 2014

How Far Can Elizabeth Warren Go?

The Democratic Party’s favorite populist now basks in media and netroots favor, but would face real 2016 obstacles.

December 16, 2014

What the Torture Report Is Missing

The Senate’s investigation may only be the tip of the iceberg.

December 15, 2014

No Hobbits Here

An Aussie considers the virtues and vices of New Zealand.

December 12, 2014

The Mother and the Monster: “The Babadook”

Something under the bed is sobbing.

December 12, 2014

Misadventuring on Wikipedia

The anonymized wiki editors misconstrue conservative scholarship on the Frankfurt School.

December 11, 2014

What’s Left After Marx

Marxism remains useful, vibrant, and relevant as a critique of capitalism—just not as a political program.

December 11, 2014

Torture Is Also Big Government

Conservatives must be as committed to exposing the CIA’s abuses as Obamacare’s.

December 10, 2014

No Tears For TNR

America’s foreign-policy debate will be improved without “even the liberal New Republic” holding Democrats’ feet to the neoconservative fire.

December 9, 2014

Don’t Risk War With Russia

Washington rushes to court open conflict with Moscow against every rational interest.

December 9, 2014

Inquiries Aren’t the Answer to Eric Garner

Changing the structures that unleash excessive police lethality will require more than DOJ investigations.

December 8, 2014

The Dead Hand of the Past: “Bad Jews” at the Studio Theatre

Joshua Harmon’s ferocious comedy, in which a family heirloom stands in for the future of the Jewish people.

December 8, 2014

The Localist Manifesto

How to bring “thereness” back to the American city

December 8, 2014