Author Archives: Gene Callahan
Patrick Deneen’s new book, out today, plays mortician for one of America’s most popular ideologies.
Reasonable compromises can be reached on “gender issues”—but only at the local level.
It has nothing whatsoever to do with racist nationalism.
Without a healthy culture, people are not natural Marxists but natural couch potatoes.
A political thriller meets the current election.
G.K. Chesterton’s answer to crony capitalism? Try Uber.
Niall Ferguson’s flimsy comparison to ancient Rome ignores the fact that Europe is largely responsible for its own decline.
Like other social groups, nation-states are not obligated to accept anyone who wishes to join them.
A leading skeptic of modern rationalism challenges the secular faith in progress and human freedom.
The creed of the self-creating individual too often ends in suicide—as philosopher Eric Voegelin would have warned.
Is it still possible that history is going toward a definite destination?
Local knowledge is lost when too many newcomers don’t know a neighborhood’s customs.
That the war on drugs, in its current form, is a failure …
A major new book challenges decades of thinking about escaping poverty, and falling from riches.
A trimmer’s case against open borders and closed minds
What led to the mutual massacres of settlers and natives in colonial America–and what were the real divisions?
The progressives of today see themselves as the inheritors of the tradition …
Why decentralized problem-solving beats technocracy
Eric Voegelin diagnosed the neoconservatives’ disease.← Older posts
from The American Conservative