Article Archive

Was ‘American Sniper’ Antiwar?

Evaluating Clint Eastwood’s libertarian motivations—and considering what could come next from Hollywood’s loner director.

March 27, 2015

Google Paranoia in a September 12 World

Innocent researching on the web can trigger fears of watch lists in the age of the surveillance state.

March 26, 2015

Not Your Father’s National Front

Marine Le Pen has assembled the West’s largest, most successful anti-immigration and anti-globalist party, by playing down its racist roots.

March 26, 2015

Week 7: Natural Rights Conservatism—The Case of Leo Strauss

The political philosopher’s conservative admirers may have completely misunderstood him.

March 25, 2015

Building an Underclass

How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families

March 25, 2015

The Neoconservative Cursus Honorum

The warmongering right has carefully built a network of credentialing institutions that secure it outsized influence.

March 24, 2015

Putin’s Corrupted Orthodoxy

Russia’s military-ecclesiastical complex has fueled a dangerous revival in religious nationalism.

March 24, 2015

Seven Questions for Benjamin Schwarz

Talking post-Cold War foreign policy, consumer capitalism, and Churchill with our national editor.

March 23, 2015

The Walking Dread: “It Follows”

A fearsome little horror film that is all monster, no message

March 23, 2015

Does the GOP Really Want War?

How realists should be grappling with the revival of hawkish sympathies in the Republican Party.

March 23, 2015

Malcolm Fraser’s Late Burkeanism

The late Australian Liberal PM was a conservative disappointment, until he turned against his party’s neocons.

March 20, 2015

Why the Ethanol Mandate Is Terrible Policy

Politicians of both parties may bow before Big Corn, but the biofuel requirement is an unmanageable economic distortion.

March 20, 2015

America’s Warlords in Afghanistan

To fight the Taliban, the United States created a new generation of abusive strongmen that are now running rampant.

March 20, 2015

Islam Isn’t a Peril

America keeps trying to see conflicts with the Muslim world through the failed lens of ideology.

March 19, 2015

In Defense of Difficulty

A phony populism is denying Americans the joys of serious thought.

March 18, 2015

How Father Neuhaus Found GOP

A new biography recounts the First Things founder’s journey from leftist Lutheran to Catholic neoconservative.

March 17, 2015

A Nuclear Alternative to the Iran Deal

If Cotton wants to scuttle the current negotiations, he could consider giving Tehran nukes directly.

March 16, 2015

A Real Choice on Iran

The alternatives aren’t hard vs. soft diplomacy, but diplomacy or war—as the hawks increasingly admit.

March 16, 2015

American Sniper’s Myths and Misrepresentations

The book, the movie, and the man all tell less than the truth about Iraq and the soldiers who fought there.

March 13, 2015