Social Justice for Democratic Capitalists

How some Catholics contort Church teaching to fit a Cold War paradigm of economics and politics.

Owen Harries / photo courtesy of the Lowy Institute

Dean of the Realists

Owen Harries was Irving Kristol’s friend—and neoconservatism’s foe.

Street protests in Kiev (Anri Gor /

Fire in the Minds of Men

How the spark of revolutionary faith becomes an inferno


On Conservatives in the Academy, Once More

Do right-leaning intellectuals select themselves out of academia, or are they kept out?

Michael Hogue

Wanted: A Postwar Policy

Republicans and Democrats alike are running out of foreign-policy options. It’s time to start anew.

Mississippi Snopes / Flickr

Church Bells and Gospel Choirs Under Gentrification

Can religious liberty protect black churches from an invasive species of buffered selves?

Deserting the old idol / Dalrymple. LC-DIG-ppmsca-28610 (digital file from original print)

Populism on a Human Scale

Is Jefferson’s decentralized republic the only alternative to the alliance of big business and big government?


The Concept of Carl Schmitt

What made the controversial philosopher’s work so compelling?

Dialogue on Democracy, Part 4

Democratic institutions face the challenge of the Chinese Imperial Examination

South of the Right

The regional conservatism of John William Corrington

Mencken on Women

The bad boy of Baltimore was a sexual counterrevolutionary.

Confirmation Bias

For many, the story Stanley Milgram’s experiments told was too good to be false.

Dialogue on Democracy, Part 3

Considering Moldbug’s criticism of constitutional democracy

Dialogue on Democracy, Part 2

Continuing the discussion on America’s democratic deficits

Dialogue On Democracy, Part 1

Are today’s Americans too ignorant to sustain democratic government?

Who Pulls John Gray’s Strings?

A leading skeptic of modern rationalism challenges the secular faith in progress and human freedom.

Safe Space

Finding shelter in Nero Wolfe’s brownstone on West 35th Street