Author Archives: Gene Callahan

Announcing the Death of Classical Liberalism

Patrick Deneen’s new book, out today, plays mortician for one of America’s most popular ideologies.

Stall Wars

Reasonable compromises can be reached on “gender issues”—but only at the local level.

What Is ‘Ethno-Nationalism’?

It has nothing whatsoever to do with racist nationalism.

How the Cultural Marxists Failed by Winning

Without a healthy culture, people are not natural Marxists but natural couch potatoes.

Making Do With What We’ve Got

A political thriller meets the current election.

Distributism Is the Future

G.K. Chesterton’s answer to crony capitalism? Try Uber.

No Barbarians at the Gates of Paris

Niall Ferguson’s flimsy comparison to ancient Rome ignores the fact that Europe is largely responsible for its own decline.

The Open Borders Fantasy

Like other social groups, nation-states are not obligated to accept anyone who wishes to join them.

Who Pulls John Gray’s Strings?

A leading skeptic of modern rationalism challenges the secular faith in progress and human freedom.

The Ideology of Caitlyn Jenner

The creed of the self-creating individual too often ends in suicide—as philosopher Eric Voegelin would have warned.

Fukuyama’s Recipe for Political Order

Is it still possible that history is going toward a definite destination?

Hayek’s Case Against Unlimited Immigration

Local knowledge is lost when too many newcomers don’t know a neighborhood’s customs.

Legalize Opium, Not Heroin

That the war on drugs, in its current form, is a failure …

Is Social Mobility a Myth?

A major new book challenges decades of thinking about escaping poverty, and falling from riches.

Immigration, Yes—and No

A trimmer’s case against open borders and closed minds

How Our East Was Won

What led to the mutual massacres of settlers and natives in colonial America–and what were the real divisions?

Would John Stuart Mill Tolerate Barilla at His Table?

The progressives of today see themselves as the inheritors of the tradition …

The Well-Tempered Anarchist

Why decentralized problem-solving beats technocracy

Know Your Gnostics

Eric Voegelin diagnosed the neoconservatives’ disease.

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