Author Archives: Samuel Goldman
About Samuel Goldman
Samuel Goldman is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at George Washington University. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard, where he has also taught writing. In addition to The American Conservative, Goldman’s work has appeared in The New Criterion, The Wall Street Journal, and Maximumrocknroll. Follow him on Twitter.
Remembering Peter Augustine Lawler, 1951—2017
A new play explores how we came to see ourselves as a chosen people.
Trump has dispelled plenty of illusions about the GOP coalition. So what comes next?
The scope of political controversy has narrowed considerably since the end of the Cold War.
The average Brexit supporter is not a racist.
How should professors address this year’s election in the fall semester?
Christian America isn’t coming back, and traditional believers must adapt to the new reality.
David Bowie was the archetype of the radical philosophical individualist, a new book argues.
Our institutions presume that interests are real and that it’s usually impossible to satisfy them all.
“Make America great again” proceeds from a very different appeal than “national greatness” conservatism.
The longterm decline in local government and civil associations is an important piece of the “why Trump?” puzzle.
Electoral support is better explained by political reasoning than pseudo-Freudian psychological projections.
Bernie’s borrowed German model requires university offerings to be stripped down from American expectations.
Trump’s campaign is the product of a century of progressive efforts to undermine political party discipline.
We should refuse to play along when the rich, influential, or well-connected pose as outsiders.
A drop in right-identifying faculty doesn’t prove a rise in academic bias.
It is no victory to prevent the rule of fanatics by transferring power to philistines.
Instead of litigating affirmative action, simply hold a lottery for all qualified applicants.
Administrators may be showing surrender while smothering protests in bureaucracy.
Republicans shouldn’t expect a breakthrough in Jewish support any time soon.← Older posts
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