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Author: David Bahr

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60 minutes

American Mind Editorial Podcast: The Roundtable #1

Impeachment is still happening (apparently), Jeffrey Epstein still didn’t kill himself, and we conducted a very scientific poll about how to fix America. Plus: what’s up with the Lamb of Ghent?

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A Canon, If You Can Keep It

The American soul, unlike, say, the soul of a Frenchman, grows uneasy when it comes to canon-talk. Our egalitarian instinct effaces distinctions on a level that’s unfathomable—and unacceptable—to Europeans proud of their proprietary artistic achievements, or at least understanding of the value in celebrating them. It’s not that Americans lack opinions about what’s good and…

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What Good is Bill Buckley Anymore?

Conservatives, or rather, conservative intellectuals—whoever may officially pass for one these days—have a nostalgia problem. To a degree, it’s inescapable. After all, the conservation of tradition—a kind of backward-looking, cautious naysaying—is what distinguishes us from the wild yes-making progressives. So in a sense our nostalgia is both good and bad. It is good to remember…