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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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The myth of civil service neutrality, like the myth of an unbiased press, has fostered the growth of an arrogant, self-interested governing class and structure than can and will defend its own interests... In...
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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...

If I had to use a single word to describe what is fundamentally wrong with government today, I would use the word fraud. Certainly nowadays—perhaps in every age—government is not what it claims to be (competent, protective, and just), and it is what it claims not to...
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“It is hard to make government representative when it is also remote.” G.K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, August 17, 1918 The problem with the world in which we find ourselves is that it exists on...
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On the heels of the Orlando massacre and with the Fourth of July recess in the near future, House Democrats sought to "seize the moment" to bring about strict gun control. Thus, on Wednesday, July 22, 2016, they orchestrated and executed a twenty-five-hour sit-in on their chamber's floor....
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Dear Sir or Madam, I take it that, as a conservative, you will not quibble with the gender binary implied in my salutation, so I’ll just get to the point. Most of you probably didn’t vote...
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I do not hide my ambition to follow directly in the footsteps of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose 1772 treatment, titled Considerations On the Government of Poland, is now one of the classic works...
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Politics being the art of the possible, I venture to suggest here the general lineaments of the kind of government which seems reasonably consonant with true human happiness. I think that in this problem we need...

One day my fourteen-year-old daughter came home from her part-time job at the Goffstown New Hampshire Public Library and announced at dinner that she had volunteered me to serve as a Library Trustee. Two...

I. What Alasdair MacIntyre Knows What Alasdair MacIntyre used to know, and has been the master teacher of for decades, is that the modern nation-state, particularly in its present Levianthanian-Imperial configuration, cannot, on...
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In the fifth century B.C., Athens and her allies were at war with Sparta and her allies in the Peloponnesian War, made famous by the great historian Thucydides. In the first part of the...
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Henry David Thoreau's long essay, first published under the title "Resistance to Civil Government," now usually known as "Civil Disobedience," is frequently described as one of the...