Politics

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The potential solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, consistently put forward by the government of the Russian Federation, has been routinely characterized by various European politicians as the equivalent to the lunatic ravings of...
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C.S. Lewis and Russell Kirk aimed at the same target when one referred to politics as the preoccupation of the quarter-educated, and the other reminded us that when we come to regard politics as the natural...

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should...

Seneca, the Roman philosopher, relates the story of the murder of Callisthenes by Alexander the Great, the "everlasting crime" of the Macedonian leader. Seneca wrote: "For when someone says, 'Alexander killed many thousands of Persians'...

One of the more bizarre orthodoxies quickly emerging among an entire generation of young conservatives and libertarians over the past decade or so is that Alexander Hamilton represents the beginning of the end of republican liberty in...

It’s been a few weeks since Denmark banned Jewish and Muslim butchers from obeying the dictates of their religions in conducting their business. There was a bit of controversy at the time, mostly arising from a...
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In the last stanza of “The Battle of Blenheim,” Robert Southey writes: “But what good came of it at last?” Quoth little Peterkin. “Why, that I cannot tell,” said he; “But ’twas a famous victory.”
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The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is touted as the oldest and largest parade in the world. It boasts a quarter of a million marchers. The tradition was started 253 years ago and in...
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The people of the West are often told by the spokesmen for their various governments that we must fight for democracy in distant lands. Little effort is ever expended by these government officials in explaining precisely...

I would like to offer Mr. Rod Dreher a response to his recent article, “Among the Neoreactionaries”, as I’m afraid there aren’t many of them (perhaps us), and it would be no fun a’tall if the...
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George Will In what for me illustrates the use of confusing labels, George Will recently complained about attacks of “cognitive dissonance” in trying to understand our political terms. Although Americans identify overwhelmingly as “conservatives,” many of them...
american identitiy

Defining the essential attributes of being an “American” is a dangerous undertaking. Although I’m hardly a member of a marginalized minority, it wasn’t too long ago that my Irish ancestors were considered by many to be not-quite-American...

There are two ways to propose amendments to the Constitution: by a supermajority vote of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, or by a convention called by at least two-thirds of the state legislatures....
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When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, he promised to undo as much of the remaining New Deal legislation as it was possible to eliminate. By then, the constituencies that had supported Franklin Roosevelt during the...