Very Kingsley Amis

Introducing video to The Repository.

April 14, 2014

Prohibition and Civilization

“The ideals and instruments of Puritanism are simply unworthy of a free people.”

February 12, 2014

The Character of Sir Robert Peel

“No man has come so near our definition of a constitutional statesman—the powers of a first-rate man and the creed of a second-rate man.”

November 19, 2013

On the Spirit of Patriotism

The obligations of a prudent opposition.

October 22, 2013

Declaring War Doesn’t Make It Right

The challenge of democratic accountability in foreign policy.

September 9, 2013

What Are the Costs of a Foreign Occupation?

“The American people have got this one question to answer.”

August 13, 2013

The Cult of the Colossal

What it means to lose–and rediscover–the “human measure.”

July 25, 2013

‘She Goes Not Abroad in Search of Monsters to Destroy’

America’s glory is not dominion, but liberty.

July 4, 2013

What Is a Traditional Society?

Why we should never separate morality and humanity from economics.

June 24, 2013

Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts of Liberty”

A conservative anarchist reflects on freedom “positive” and “negative.”

June 7, 2013

The Republic of Baseball

We are players or spectators of other sports, but citizens of baseball.

April 1, 2013

Where Are the American Conservatives?

Conservatives endure social reform with a conservative spirit. They don’t systematically oppose it.

March 14, 2013

The Making of a Common Will

The art of governing by the consent of 100 million opinions

March 5, 2013

The Mystery of Woodrow Wilson

Governor Wilson, endearing, courteous, became President, aloof, dictatorial, opportunistic.

February 12, 2013

Aphorisms on Moral Judgments in History

Good and evil lie close together. Seek no artistic unity in character.

January 30, 2013

Evolution, Individualism, and the End of the Family

The philosophies of the 19th century—statist and individualist alike—set the scene for social decay.

January 15, 2013

What America Can Learn from Kutusov

From education to decentralization, the Russian who beat Napoleon teaches victory by retreat.

December 4, 2012

Neoconservatives: An Endangered Species

The problem with this unimaginative “vision stuff”

November 21, 2012

Foreign Policy and the American Mind

Democracy veers toward hubris and absolutism.

October 22, 2012

Toward a New Fusionism?

The Old Right makes new alliances

October 17, 2012

The Revolt of the Masses

A Spanish philosopher grapples with hyperdemocracy.

October 4, 2012

Eliot, Pound, and Lewis: A Creative Friendship

The unlikely triumph of three American classicists in Europe

September 24, 2012