Author Archives: Bradley J. Birzer
The founder of post-war conservatism was also fascinated by evil and could spin a spooky tale.
Something wicked this way comes … it must be time for one of his macabre ‘October Country’ tales.
The illustrator and writer is a master at modern myth, centering around the hero and anti-hero, good and evil, beauty and chaos.
The last of the brave thinkers and authors in this tradition are long gone. Can anyone replace them?
He understood what is the center of all thought, all history, all grace, all goodness, and all purpose.
The ‘Fahrenheit 451’ author despised conformity and the censorship of soft despotism, and found political correctness repulsive.
In ‘Armstrong,’ author H.W. Crocker’s new satirical novel takes alt- history into hysterical realms not plumbed since Mark Twain.
Far from being racist and sexist, western civilization was the first to argue for the universal concept of the dignity of the human person.
When it comes to considering America’s greatest writers, it would be foolish to ignore Willa Cather as a contender
Let me introduce America’s best rock band.
I don’t think any parent will ever get over the loss of a child, and I don’t think we’re meant to.
It begins with the recognition of the inherent worth of the individual—but no one school has the corner on that market.
The series not only foreshadowed creeping empire and the New World Order, but the dangers of an intrusive security state.
This TAC writer does, recalling how his Kansas hometown, ‘tired and sick and angry’ took the bicentennial into their own hands.
Since their breakout in the 1980’s they’ve transcended their critics and themselves—and without a corporate label.
He was the best of us, the worst of us, and the finest mind we’ve ever produced.
In an age of crass politics, remembering the man who laid American conservatism’s roots.
The Origins of the Modern State Part IV: The Roman republic in the American founding.
For what it’s worth, the best of our ancestors believed in the free movement of peoples.
Our most popular superhero isn’t a clown or carnival freak—he’s a great symbol of an urban age.← Older posts
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