Author Archives: Casey Chalk

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.

Rekindling America’s Civic Liturgy

To preserve our political union, we need our own unique rituals, meals, and celebrations.

The Loneliness of the Anonymous Neighbor

Increasingly we don’t know, care, or trust the people who live near us.

How the Elite Took Over Youth Sports, Too

Kids’ athletics have become too competitive, professionalized, and expensive for just anyone to join.

The Augustine Option

Turning to the brilliant late Roman theologian during our own times of decline.

In Defense of Firefighters

They’re fixtures of communities who serve the common good. It’s worth having more of them than we need.

We Are All Philosophers, Whether We Like It or Not

Philosophy undergirds, however unconsciously, everything that we do. So why have we tried to strip it of objective truth?

Big Not Necessarily Better: Why Conservatives Must Fight Obesity

Taking a ‘live and let live’ approach to the nation’s waistline is literally killing us.

How Nietzsche’s Will to Power Still Leads Us Astray

Life is a gift and an opportunity for self-gift, not a reckless pursuit of gratification.

A Lesson on Liberty from the Little House on the Prairie

One of America’s greatest children’s authors has become the latest casualty of our peculiar project of damnatio memoriae.

Religion is the Salt That Preserves the State

The two are necessarily separated, but without an autonomous faith government becomes tyrannical.

A Plague of Suicide, A World of Alienation

As the rate of self-killing spikes, it’s time to rediscover those local bonds that we lost so long ago.

Time to Dump John Oliver Into Boston Harbor

The British comedian despises the traditions of his new country, especially the religious ones.

Public School Sex-Ed’s Descent Into Madness

It’s gotten so bad that our publicly educated writer is sending his kids elsewhere. Here’s why.

Scott Hahn’s Call to Save the Family

Want to restore our culture? The Christian scholar says marriage is the place to start.

How Many D.C. Suburban Office Parks Became Ghost Towns

Trends in commercial real estate suggest the area is not immune to economic decline.

The Myth of the Ugly American

Americans abroad are actually quick to defer to other cultures. It’s a result of our own multiculturalism—but is it a good thing?

Religious Conservatives Can Remind the Rest of Us How to Argue

Traditionalists like Edward Feser and David Bentley Hart often disagree, but respectfully. The rest of academia should take note.

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