Ideas

After the Confederates, Who’s Next?

Today’s America is not the magnanimous country we grew up in.

A Man Who ‘Stuck With Virtue’

Remembering Peter Augustine Lawler, 1951—2017

Rod Dreher Against the Philosophers?

Instead of condemning academic philosophy, perhaps he should be writing it a Thank You note.

When Headlines Turn Into Mandatory Minimums

We’ve seen this before, and the results are not good.

Fixing America’s Public Schools: A 19-Point Checklist

Some suggestions to shatter the unions’ preferred narrative.

We Need Civil Defense

The hostile critique of the 1952 “Duck and Cover” film missed the mark.

The Marketplace of Ideas in the Age of Plutocracy

A review of Dan Drezner’s book, The Ideas Industry

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The Roots of Segregation

Government policy is to blame, from the Deep South to San Francisco.

Steve Sailer’s Moment

How will he seize it?

The Mob Vetoes Ann Coulter

Free speech is messy, and it is our essential defense against fascism, whether from the left or the right.

North Carolina’s Beer Pong Battle

Beer-makers square off against a cronyist system.

How the New York Times Misrepresents the Supreme Court

Originalism and conservatism are not the same thing.

Benedict Option I: Dreher’s Plaintive Call

On the insight and blind spots of Rod Dreher’s new book

Benedict Option II: The Jewish Example

Four keys to sustaining strong, countercultural religious community

How America Turned Against Smart Kids

Parents of gifted children face egalitarian dogmas and an anti-intellectual culture.

Seceding From Public Education

Why not respect the fact that we live in a diverse nation, in which the outlooks and goals of our population are as different as the people who hold them?

The Golden Age of Phony

Virtue signaling is a primal scream of self-righteousness.