Author Archives: Bradley J. Birzer
He was the best of us, the worst of us, and the finest mind we’ve ever produced.
In an age of crass politics, remembering the man who laid American conservatism’s roots.
The Origins of the Modern State Part IV: The Roman republic in the American founding.
For what it’s worth, the best of our ancestors believed in the free movement of peoples.
Our most popular superhero isn’t a clown or carnival freak—he’s a great symbol of an urban age.
The Origins of the Modern State Part III: Oaks and Representation
The Origins of the Modern State, Part II: Ancient Greece and Rome
Meet Big Big Train: Third-wave ‘prog’ is smart, creative, and not going anywhere.
God seems to have been the first hard-core decentralist anti-statist but how did we get here? It’s worth unpacking.
No Senator Merkley, our conservative college doesn’t serve to discriminate.
80’s nostalgia-driven series is better—and weaker—than Season 1.
TAC president Bradley Birzer launches a new blog and wants your help in feeding this (creative) beast!
Has authentic romanticism in literature peaked?
The author of The Handmaid’s Tale is no statist ideologue.
Stranger Things provides a rush of nostalgia for children of the ’80s.
Two sides of the American republican tradition.
To Russell Kirk, sociologist Robert Nisbet represented one of the finest conservative minds of the twentieth century.
The historian cannot reduce his subject to a set of facts. He must get to know the man.
J.J. Strang was stranger than fiction.
Pundit Kat Timpf is both tenacious and principled.← Older posts
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