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.

author archive

The Intellectual Revolution That Made the Modern Western World

Enlightenment values spurred political liberty and capitalism, but is this the end of the story?
Daniel McCarthy June 13, 2019

Donald Trump, Peace President?

Perhaps, but he also shows the limits of having advisors who don't want restraint.
Daniel McCarthy February 25, 2019

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.
Daniel McCarthy October 25, 2018

New Thinking on the Right

How high-toned quarterly journals are enlivening the conservative exploration.
Daniel McCarthy October 30, 2017

Reviving Libertarianism

Those who favor limited government shouldn’t ignore the virtue factor.
Daniel McCarthy February 22, 2017

A Time of Transition

Our politics needs a new beginning.
Daniel McCarthy January 4, 2017

Donald Trump’s Triumph

The president-elect represents a new chapter in American politics—and the end of dismal old one.
Daniel McCarthy November 9, 2016