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About Daniel McCarthy

Daniel McCarthy is editor at large of The American Conservative. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, The Spectator, The National Interest, Reason, Modern Age, and many other publications. Outside of journalism he has worked as internet communications coordinator for the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign and as senior editor of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics. Follow him on Twitter.

Donald Trump, Peace President?

Perhaps, but he also shows the limits of having advisors who don’t want restraint.

A Class War the Right Can Win

F.H. Buckley’s new book makes the case against conservative heartlessness and for Donald Trump’s workers’ party.

New Thinking on the Right

How high-toned quarterly journals are enlivening the conservative exploration.

Reviving Libertarianism

Those who favor limited government shouldn’t ignore the virtue factor.

Donald Trump’s Triumph

The president-elect represents a new chapter in American politics—and the end of dismal old one.

After Trump vs. Clinton

The real battle—to redefine politics and foreign policy—only begins with the election.

New Class War

What America’s ruling elite fears about the 2016 election

Empire’s Chain Reaction

Andrew Bacevich explains our decades-long war for the Greater Middle East.

Trump Beats Clinton the Way He Beat Bush

This election is a referendum on political dynasties and the status quo—even with Gary Johnson and a Kristol candidate in the race.

I Was Wrong About Trump

But I was right about one of the big reasons he’s winning: his enemies.

What Cruz vs. Trump Means

The Texas senator is the establishment’s last, unlikeliest hope to influence the Republican Party’s future.

Rand Paul’s Fall and Rise

Republican realism needs a leader—not just a president.

Voters Don’t Love Rubio the Way Elites Do

South Carolina saved Bob Dole and George W. Bush. It couldn’t save Jeb—and his departure doesn’t make things much easier for Marco.

The End of the Scalia Era

The figure who unified the right after Reagan is gone—and there won’t be another.

Should Rand Have Run Like Ron?

Libertarians have tried fusionism and insurgency—but maybe neither is enough.

The Establishment Wins With Rubio

Neoconservatives and business-class Republicans hope a third-place finish in Iowa is only the beginning.

The Mind of Russell Kirk

How the horrors of war led to the birth of American conservatism.

Iowa’s Next Santorum-Vote Surprise

Christian conservatives know their own hearts and minds—which is good news for Ted Cruz and Ben Carson.

Why the Right Doesn’t Win

How blue states and Christian factionalism keep conservatives at bay.

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