Author Archives: Casey Chalk

Thank Christianity, Not Secularism, for Religious Liberty

The First Amendment’s origins can be found in the early Church, not the Enlightenment.

The Dire Emergency of Small-Town America

Beneath the nostalgic veneer lurks sex trafficking, addiction, and a future diminishing away.

A Tale of Two Fairfaxes

One in Virginia, one in California, yet both exude a main-street conservative ethos.

Evelyn Waugh Predicted the Collapse of Catholic England

He saw Vatican II as an attempt by elites to foist changes on a laity that didn’t want them.

The Black Keys’ Search for God

The rock band has consistently shown an awareness of the transcendent, shaped by their working-class roots.

Aristopopulism During Holy Week

A Lenten Gospel passage reminds us what happens when elites and the people don’t support each other.

Aiding and Abetting the Persecution of Chinese Catholics

Whether it’s Big Tech collaborating with Beijing or the Vatican turning a blind eye, these victims’ cries must not go unheard.

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bards of the Working Class

Their songs put the spotlight not on free love, but average joes just trying to get by.

Remembering a Reluctant Irishman

The writer’s grandfather traded in martyr complexes and despair to become a proud American.

Our Post-Christian Shrug of the Shoulders

Most Americans today aren’t openly hostile to religion; they’re just apathetic.

The Inexpert Experts of Technocratic America

In our everyone-gets-a-trophy society, people are quick to claim authority where they don’t have it.

Deconstructing the Postmodern Thinkers

Conservatives should be wary of those who so casually reject the wisdom of the ancients.

Why Thomas Aquinas Stands the Test of Time

More than anyone else, he synthesized the ancient Greek into a unified Western philosophical system.

How This Neoconservative Found the Catholic Church

Reading Sohrab Ahmari’s fascinating journey out of Islam, through leftism, and into Catholicism.

Britain’s Struggle With Loneliness

Like us, they’ve let go of family and religion, and the results, as our writer saw, have been tragic.

The Prophet Daniel: A Model for Christians in Secular Times

Cleverness and persuasion, not rashness and aggression, is the way forward.

The Beam in Stanley McChrystal’s Eye

The Runaway General is back, defending transgenderism and trashing Robert E. Lee in order to avoid his own war history.

What Genghis Khan Can Teach Us About American Politics

The brutal warlord understood how to govern shrewdly and even humanely.

The Uniquely American Halloween

With its roots in Pagan gatherings, it’s still a holiday that brings us together.

When Identity Politics Eats Its Own

In a heated D.C. election, a black female Democrat calls racism on her liberal Jewish female opponent.

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