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If anything identifies a conservative, it is his realistic appraisal of human nature—his appreciation of what is good and admirable, and his recognition of what is base... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Thomas Woods as he explores what...
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If the fury and frantic comportment has an equivalent in American history, it resembles the Salem Witch Trials more than a legitimate political cause, so crazed with spiritual anxiety and restlessness are the "Never Trumpers"... Seldom a...
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In the wake of President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, prominent voices have been raised in moral indignation, painting him as a villain. But is that characterization fair?... Much of the Catholic world is in an uproar...
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The constitutional inheritance is not merely a gift to be expended or consumed; it is a responsibility to be stewarded. This sense of intergenerational obligation—debts to the past and future—is the most solid and powerful grounding for originalism and respect for constitutional form...

 It is our loss that Amos Kendall, who helped Andrew Jackson rid government of corruption, remains to this day one of the least known of all nineteenth-century American statesmen... Of all of those in his informal circle...
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When Donald Trump's supporters elected him president, they did not expect a pacifist; but they did expect a president who would make America great again, in part, by restoring constitutional government... President...

In the post-truth society, your facts are not my facts, and lies by political figures are greeted with indifference. Judged by past standards, citizens of a post-truth society have no real experience and no capacity for critical thinking...
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The nation-state is a fact of life today. It is a necessary protection for people, in their communities, as they face dangers from foreign powers and state-less international elites. But we must remember that it is necessary to guard the guardian of our freedom, and to maintain...
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If we could dialogue with our friends and enemies in a spirit of charity we would all be much happier and, more to the point, we would all be much closer to the truth of things... I am glad to think that through all those years...

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...

True to principle, George Washington relinquished the power that was his for the taking. Why don’t more American children know that?... People ask why a few of us presidential junkies would like...

Abraham Lincoln was a conservative statesman on the intellectual model of Cicero. In his dignity there was no hubris; much, he knew, must be left to Providence... The Roman Republic was at the back of the minds of...
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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...

How does the deep state go about its work? The intelligence and investigative arms of the regime dig up dirt, and then move it to their Fourth Estate collaborators, who enjoy First Amendment immunity to get it out...