Author Archives: Noah Millman

About Noah Millman

Noah Millman, senior editor, is an opinion journalist, critic, screenwriter, and filmmaker who joined The American Conservative in 2012. Prior to joining TAC, he was a regular blogger at The American Scene. Millman’s work has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Week, Politico, First Things, Commentary, and on The Economist’s online blogs. He lives in Brooklyn.

Trump and the Thucydides Trap

Could sloth and incompetence prevent war?

France Votes

And if the center holds, what then?

Home News: “Public Speaking” Screening in NYC

My latest short film premiers next Tuesday

Trump’s Retreat From Populism

The inevitability of betrayal

Their Hands Have Lost Their Cunning, But Their Tongues Do Not Cleave To The Roofs Of Their Mouths

Steve Levenson’s play, If I Forget, at the Laura Pels Theater

Syria: What We Know, What We Will Yet Learn

This comes as no surprise to those of us who argued from the first that he had no convictions on any topic.

The Gorsuch Filibuster

The Democrats have less to worry about than they did even two months ago

You Think China Is Bluffing?

I think you are

Pro-Wall Street Populism

It exists because populists don’t like bureaucrats any more than they like bankers

Trumping the Yellow Brick Road

He’s already reached the Emerald City. What should he ask the Wizard for?


The question is what constitutes the present crisis, and is Sanders’s populism responsive to it?

Will We Always Have Been At War With Obamacare?

If the AHCA fails, will the base be furious, relieved, depressed — or simply forget that the fight ever happened?

JCC Hate Hoax

Trump was right: someone wanted to make others look bad

Revisiting the End of History

Did Francis Fukuyama predict Donald Trump?

Another — Doubtless Very Different — Book Launch

An evening with Rod Dreher and some friendly critics of The Benedict Option

The Politics of the AHCA

Trump has every incentive to hang the bill around Paul Ryan’s neck — and a reasonable prospect of being able to do so.

The Gazillion Bubble Show

My head talks about our parlous state of extreme political polarization

The Mob at Middlebury

Nobody should be silenced by the mob, but Charles Murray is exactly the kind of right-winger left-wingers should want to debate rather than merely denounce

Whence Comes Legitimacy?

A crucial yet fragile element of civic stability

Russia: My Take So Far

If there’s something dirty, it’s about money, not politics

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