Author Archives: Casey Chalk

The Myth of the Ugly American

Americans abroad are actually quick to defer to other cultures. It’s a result of our own multiculturalism—but is it a good thing?

Religious Conservatives Can Remind the Rest of Us How to Argue

Traditionalists like Edward Feser and David Bentley Hart often disagree, but respectfully. The rest of academia should take note.

Suburbanizing History: Northern Virginia’s Identity Crisis

The new elites of metro D.C. didn’t care much about preserving the culture of my family’s home.

The Awesome Power of the Firearm

We acknowledge cars are dangerous and require training to drive them. So why isn’t the same true of carrying guns?

Why George Will is Wrong About Smokers

They aren’t dumb; they’re the West’s last contemplatives, and the prejudice against them is wrong.

Why Die Hard is the Perfect Christmas Movie for 2017

In our fraught political moment, who’s more relatable than John McClane?

Our Martin Luther Conscience, Out of Control

Not sure the 16th Century monk would want to take credit.

Why I Mourn the Death of the American Mall

These imperfect suburban places provided a place for casual interaction.

What Cities Can Learn From Thai-Style Economics

In Bangkok, communal solidarity brings order to streets that seem hopelessly chaotic.

In Defense of Commuting

How to find joy in rush hour traffic