Author Archives: Bradley J. Birzer
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.
The Origins of the Modern State Part III: Oaks and Representation
The Origins of the Modern State, Part II: Ancient Greece and Rome
Meet Big Big Train: Third-wave ‘prog’ is smart, creative, and not going anywhere.
God seems to have been the first hard-core decentralist anti-statist but how did we get here? It’s worth unpacking.
No Senator Merkley, our conservative college doesn’t serve to discriminate.
80’s nostalgia-driven series is better—and weaker—than Season 1.
TAC president Bradley Birzer launches a new blog and wants your help in feeding this (creative) beast!
Has authentic romanticism in literature peaked?
The author of The Handmaid’s Tale is no statist ideologue.
Stranger Things provides a rush of nostalgia for children of the ’80s.← Older posts
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