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Russia and Russia's leaders are flawed, imperfect, inclined toward violence, and covetous of power—but this doesn’t make them much different from every other nation-state to one degree or another... On March 10, 2014, American ambassadors from...
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To understand Winston Churchill’s policy of aid to Joseph Stalin, one must look back upon what it was that Britain and the free world faced prior to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union... Mr. Henry...
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For many college-age Americans today, World War II was largely a venture in hypocrisy, as a nation founded on segregation and illegal internments vaunted its bogus moral superiority... The World War II...

We Americans are no longer members of a consensual society, devoted to limited government and the rule of law. So, is the filibuster still a guardian of our freedoms?... After eight years of the most radical President...
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Western conservatives should broaden their historical gaze, and look to Eastern as well as Western thinkers for direction and inspiration in our confusing world... Anyone who has ever been misled by a mistaken weather forecast...

How could the man who cried "give me liberty or give me death," this patriot who penned Virginia's resolves against the Stamp Act in 1765, not support the Constitution?... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Thomas Kidd as he...
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The labors of Saint Patrick are among the greatest of those who have traveled far and wide for the discipleship of Christ... In the nave of my parish church, amongst the walls...

When the second generation of Americans inherited the leadership of the republic, they must have felt, in equal measure, a mix of immense pride and a sense of dread... I often imagine how difficult it must have...

Those of conservative temperament will be wary of those who refuse to take seriously the scapegoating dimension of the current populist ideologies, which tell sad tales of villains who must be targeted and punished... “Beware...

What does “moderate” mean when we talk about political, cultural, or moral matters? Is it like the Aristotelian Golden Mean, the middle path between two presumed extremes?... Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics from the Founding to Today by David S. Brown. (University of North Carolina...
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French director Abel Gance’s magnificent 1927 silent film Napoleon was only rediscovered thanks to the efforts of an English schoolboy, who was given a film projector as a Christmas present... There are films about legendary figures...

No animal except Homo sapiens has any choice in what life to live. Having a vastly richer interior life, we humans must struggle to find an excellent way of living, and we must recognize the most fundamental principle of human life: By nature every person is meant to...

The American president was to be the hero of republican virtue. At the beginning of the new millennium, we can see only too well how mis­placed was the hope. From Cincinnatus to Caesar was a long road. From Caesar to Caligula is but a few short and...
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How is it that so many Senators on both sides of the aisle, and media outlets ranging from liberal to conservative, seem so fixated on goading the Trump Administration into confrontation with Vladimir Putin and Russia...? It...