Article Archive

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

Who Isn’t Fascist?

Let’s stop calling political foes and foreign threats the f-word.

April 14, 2015

Misadventuring on Wikipedia

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

December 11, 2014

Two Cheers for Partisan History

Herbert Butterfield was wrong about Whig scholarship.

August 8, 2014

Sleepwalk to Suicide

Hubris no greater than America’s led Europe to World War I.

January 21, 2014

Charles Murray’s Fatal Conceit

What’s the matter with wealthy, white Massachusetts?

October 15, 2012

Defining Conservative Down

Today’s parties are neither Jeffersonians nor Hamiltonians, but social democrats.

October 8, 2012

Eric Hobsbawm and the Totalitarian Double Standard

A remarkable historian has died — but does it matter that he was a Stalinist?

October 2, 2012

The Goode Fight

GOP efforts to suppress the Constitution Party have a postwar German parallel.

September 11, 2012