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Why Socialism Is Still Popular

Evolutionary psychology may explain it.

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Robert Nisbet’s Conservatism

A friend of the great sociologist on why we need his insight today

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I Was Six on 9/11

The world that preceded the attack was lost.

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Conservatism’s Founding Mother

How Phyllis Schlafly earned a prominent place in American political history

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A Weighty Argument Against Women in Combat

Heavy body armor is a challenge even for men.

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The Right to Look Your Judge in the Eye

Equality is found in the brute fact that we are individual, embodied human beings.

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What U. of Chicago Activists Are Complaining About

They do have a point.

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Loss of primacy of place is not the same thing as extinction.

Community Policing Meets Algorithmic Surveillance

Does just law enforcement require separation from communal passions?

Criminalizing Entrepreneurs

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The Federalists’ Revenge

Not all the Founders were for limited government.

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There are issues to debate with crime-prediction algorithms, but let’s not demand the impossible.

A Mind-Boggling Divide Over Police Shootings

The chasm may be much, much deeper than I thought.

The End of Political Conversions?

The scope of political controversy has narrowed considerably since the end of the Cold War.

Who Are the Ex-Conservatives?

Perhaps it is easier to move right than left.