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With the New World Order and global democracy having been abandoned as America’s great goals, what is the new goal of U.S. foreign policy? What is the strategy to achieve it? Does anyone know?... For the World...
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Democracy requires common ground on which all can stand, but that ground is sinking beneath our feet, and democracy may be going down the sinkhole with it... “You all start with the premise that democracy...

There is something more dangerous than secularism, and that is a nation-state masquerading as God incarnate... Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion, by David Gelernter (Doubleday, 2007)

Soft totalitarianism aims to destroy communities and undermine the character of the people. The next stage in human degradation is mere savagery... What should a democratic people fear in their leaders? That depends on the character of...

For the "hive" that is the democratic mindset, the very spirit of democracy pushes its adherents to surmount limits, and to behave as one man with the will of a god... Writing of France in 1790, Edmund...

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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Machiavelli may help modern man to think more clearly about power and prudence, and to remember that the world is a dangerous place where all is not as it seems... An argument can be made that Niccolo...
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Because of the strong secular faith instilled in us by education, most of us trust that science and technology, democracy, and capitalism, the three legs of Modernity, can bring about only good ends and fail to see that these three triumphs of humankind can diminish the human...

The rule of democratic tyranny, Tocqueville held, "reduces each nation to nothing more than a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd”... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Patrick Deneen as he traces Alexis...
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The Trump presidency offers Democrats the chance to split the Republican Party by standing with President Trump on some issues. If they don’t do this, Americans will continue preferring a divided Republican party over a Democratic party which simply represents partisan fringe groups rather than the great...
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The current generation may always consider itself to be the wisest of all, but High Tory politics strives to avoid the perennial folly of this prejudice... “The next wave of American ‘conservatism’ is not...
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In 2016 Americans are feeling anxious. It’s not that we are experiencing crises—we are neither in total war nor economic depression. Yet 2016 has forced us to rethink all we thought we knew. A Socialist made a credible...
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Never has anyone ruled on this earth by basing his rule on any other thing than public opinion. In these words, Jose Ortega y Gassett, most famous for a book entitled Revolt of the Masses,...

Political Architecture: The Natural Order of the Many A full understanding of the passion for distinction requires that we look at man not only as the object of attention but also as the agent of notice, as...