Article Archive

Overstating the Importance of the Balfour Declaration

However Israel came to be it wasn’t because of a 67-word letter during WWI.

November 15, 2017

Why the Hush on Neoconservative Links to Trump Dossier?

The Washington Free Beacon: No ordinary ‘Republican ally.’

November 1, 2017

McCain’s Anti-Trump Broadside a Half-Baked Brief For Empire

What does “spurious nationalism” really mean?

October 20, 2017

Jonah Goldberg’s Flawed Litmus Test

Never-Trumper pokes at Roy Moore’s conservatism. Here’s what he gets wrong.

October 12, 2017

Who Are ‘The People’ Anyway?

Beware of those who claim to speak for today’s populist audience.

October 3, 2017

If Milo is New Face of American Right We’re in Trouble

All red meat and no substance makes for a vapid messenger.

September 20, 2017

No, It’s Not ‘Moral Relativism’ to Oppose Nuking North Korea

Warhawks wheel out an old, meaningless canard.

September 11, 2017

Why Today’s Conservatives Are Useless Debaters

They don’t have the grit nor guts to make coherent arguments.

August 23, 2017

Memories of Living in the ‘Deep State’

D.C. in the 80’s was a dull company town full of smug, striving liberals.

August 10, 2017

If Loving Putin Is ‘Right,’ I Want to Be Wrong

Not all conservatives are enamored with Russia.

July 17, 2017

Why Democrats Are More Unified Than the GOP

It’s about ideological cohesion, and long-term strength.

July 5, 2017

Do Fascists and Marxists Actually Exist?

Sometimes the labels just don’t jibe.

June 27, 2017

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American Identity

David S. Brown, Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harvard University Press, 397 pp.

June 4, 2017

Tucker Carlson Is Wrong

Tribalism is not the same thing as multiculturalism.

May 23, 2017

What New York Doesn’t Understand About the ‘Far Right’

Thoughts on my depiction as a “nativist strategist.”

May 9, 2017

The French Intellectual Right

An effort to put thinkers in their proper political categories

April 25, 2017

The AfD Isn’t ‘Germany’s Alt-Right’

The country is not on the verge of lurching toward a neo-fascist alternative to its current PC regime.

April 17, 2017

‘Ressentiment’ Revisited

Why a classic Philip Rieff essay on the Goldwater era resonates in the year of Trump.

November 3, 2016

The Concept of Carl Schmitt

What made the controversial philosopher’s work so compelling?

October 16, 2015

Inventing the Right

What Edmund Burke and Charles Maurras reveal about politics

June 15, 2015