Author Archives: John A. Burtka IV

We Let George Washington Down Every Day

American Civil Religion has embraced exceptionalism at the risk of prudence, giving us the endless wars we have today.

Want to Unify America? Try College Football

The power of the pigskin and the glue that binds.

Face It: Trump Is the Man in America’s Mirror

History shows we’ve always loved big praise, big flattery, and big money.

Standing Athwart American Hegemony

Pursuing global primacy isn’t a conservative foreign policy.