Was the dark prophet of progress a Jacobin or a Jeffersonian?
A child’s taste of party politics leads to a lifetime of anti-statism.
Our federated republic wasn’t designed for empire.
Why constitutional conservatism is not about perfect justice.
The war for independence transformed society without leading to Terror.
Our leading cultural critic reviews Mortimer J. Adler’s How to Read a Book.
Anti-conservatism and elite-bashing mob rule, from the Jacobins to Joe McCarthy
The anti-modernism of D.H. Lawrence and Aldous Huxley
A philosopher and historian of Indian art contemplates “the right way of making things.”
Jacob Burckhardt’s equanimity is a thing to venerate, if not imitate.
A high Tory welcomes them, but finds the socialist generation confused.
What does Buddha have in common with Aristotle and Christianity?
There are only two: to protect our liberty and to secure peace. Wars of choice undermine both.
Reason is not the force behind ideology.
It renders a person unfit for statism.
A president’s prophecy of the military-industrial complex