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Author: Daniel J. Mahoney

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Happy Trans Visibility Day

The replacement of Easter by this new feast day in the progressive liturgical calendar is a provocation.

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On Nations and Nationhood

At the intersection of politics and principle.

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Progressive “Democracy” Strikes Back

Donald Tusk’s coalition government represents the authoritarian face of the new “anti-authoritarian” movement.

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The Paradoxical Perversities of Postcolonial Ideology

This ideology is incompatible with the flourishing of the West.

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No to Christian-Communist Collaboration

Pope Francis’s dalliance with a tyrannical ideology needs to be confronted.

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The Delusions of Postcolonial Ideology

Caricatures and lies abound in the attempt to subvert the West.

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Wretched of the University

Postcolonialism rivals Jacobinism and Bolshevism in its systematic destruction of civil society.

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Greatness Without Cruelty

Young Nietzscheans should look to Tocqueville as a more politically responsible source for a new politics.

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Getting Real About Realism

A brief discussion regarding theories of international relations.

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Truth and Politics

How radical relativism leads to ideological fanaticism.

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Refusing the “Great Refusal”

An anti-woke manifesto.

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Populism Rightly Understood

Populists need to investigate the moral grounds on which ordered liberty is based.

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The End of Ordered Liberty

The American ideal of self-government is increasingly inapplicable to our culture.

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The Ukrainian Tragedy

Moralism, utopianism, and denunciations of all things Russian are not the answer in the present fight.

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A Time for Greatness, Courage, and Moderation

Our dark hour calls for a recovery of the statesman’s virtues.

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American Maoism

Rage meets self-pity as the permanently offended root out false thought.

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The Budapest Option

Contrary to the Davos consensus, Hungary is not a hotbed of “illiberalism.”

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The Thought Police Come for Miss Marple

Our woke commissars continue their march.

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Churchill and the Academic War on Greatness

Ideological "scholars" continue to attack one of the West's preeminent statesmen.

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England in Crisis

Britain faces major challenges.

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We’re No Angels

Digital Gnostics and the flight from embodied personhood.

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The New Age of Uniformity

Don’t fall for the lies of the postmodern Left.

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Benedict’s Middle Path

A model of moderation, discernment, and erudition

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The New “Reds”

Saddling conservatives with the color of communist tyranny is repugnant.

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Liberty’s Limits

The indispensable political framework of rights and freedom.

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Rescuing Rights from Themselves

The civic framework of freedom.

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C.S. Lewis: A Political Primer

We must recover the spirit of freedom. 

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The Specter of “Fascism”

Hypocrite technocrats denounce their opponents as anti-democratic extremists while eviscerating self-determination.

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The Church over the Abyss

The substitution of radical social politics for doctrine spells doom for millions of Catholic faithful.

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The Work of Virtue

A free republic depends on citizens who can take their prosperity into their own hands.

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Witness to a Crisis

The spiritual testimony of Whittaker Chambers holds up after seventy years.

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Tribal Politics

The pitfalls of conservatism without practical reason or natural law.

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Burke, Our Contemporary

There is wisdom to be found in obligation.

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Red Tears

The Russian people were the foremost victims of the Soviet regime.

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The Courage to See

The brave moderation and manly prudence of Edmund Burke.

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Macron’s Tepid Triumph

France deserves better than a politics of technocratic Europhilia.

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In Defense of Political Reason

The liberal order rests on conservative, not rationalist, foundations.

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Theorizing the Moral Foundations of Democracy

The American Founding was not based on “neutral principles.”

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