Author Archives: Casey Chalk

Is the British Empire Largely Misunderstood?

A new book examines the cherry-picking involved in the modern castigation of imperialist countries.

America Was Founded on Tradition and Self-Reliance, Not Racism

The Founders’ civic character and understanding of the human condition were far more complex than Democrats give them credit for.

Fight Woke Capitalism by Eating at Chick-fil-A

Conservatives must put our money where our mouths are and support businesses that share our values.

America Loses Her Thick Skin

Whereas once we understood that suffering made a man, today we have safe spaces and trigger warnings to avoid pain at all costs.

The Immeasurable Importance of the Good Neighbor

What’s more impactful than a family nearby with whom you can trust your children?

America Isn’t the Church and Shouldn’t Act Like It

The U.S. cannot dictate moral truth and refashion the world in her own image.

Down With Yoga, Up With Baseball

Not only does it relieve stress, it’s a quintessentially American pastime that connects us with our forefathers.

Michael Brendan Dougherty, American

The National Review scribe’s new book is about Ireland, but he is a product of his homeland through and through.

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.

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