Essays

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14 minutes
01.22.2020

Can Conservatism Be Conserved?

When the war against wokeness is over, our common culture could be history.

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11 minutes
01.16.2020

Just Emote, then Vote Remote

The Future of American Government?

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15 minutes
01.13.2020

The Babylon Bee: An Interview with Kyle Mann

The Editor-in-Chief of the viral satire website tells his story, addresses factchecking controversies, and explores the philosophy of the Bee.

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15 minutes
01.09.2020

The Global Community is a Fantasy

Detractors of nationalism indulge in dreamcasting over statesmanship.

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10 minutes
12.13.2019

Big Tech Needs to Believe in People

It’s time to bet on humanity—before things get worse.

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8 minutes
12.10.2019

The Sexual Deep State

The Sexual Revolution was never about freedom. It was always about control.

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17 minutes
12.10.2019

Exclusive: American Industrial Policy and the Rise of China

Senator Marco Rubio speaks at National Defense University on the need for a ‘pro-American industrial policy’ to counter China.

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20 minutes
11.29.2019

Something to Say to the Sphinx

Remarks on James Madison’s vision for the Country

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25 minutes
11.25.2019

The Clear Pill, Part 2 of 5: A Theory of Pervasive Error

The evolutionary architecture of distributed despotism

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15 minutes
11.22.2019

Figure: Doom / Ground: Renaissance

A new dark age? Don't believe the hype.

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15 minutes
10.31.2019

The Flight 93 Election Crashed

The Right has yet to Re-Form the Culture.

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10 minutes
10.28.2019

Red October in Chile

Notes on the ground from a soul-sick Santiago.

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10 minutes
10.24.2019

Bill Barr Gives a Speech

Appraising Attorney General Barr and his critics.

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13 minutes
10.23.2019

Go Westphalian, Young Man

Resurgent national sovereignty movements are back and validated by expanding electoral mandates.

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16 minutes
10.17.2019

America Wasn’t Founded on White Supremacy

Revisionist Black supremacist history can't grasp our shared equality.

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12 minutes
10.11.2019

Liberalism: Mend It, Don’t End It

We don’t need a revolution to find political redemption.

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10 minutes
10.09.2019

As the Electoral College Goes, So Goes the Constitution

Plebiscitary democracy will almost certainly bring much sharper ideological, geographical, racial, and religious divisions.

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20 minutes
10.09.2019

Multiculturalism is Ethnocentrism

The ugly history of a divisive ideology

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19 minutes
10.03.2019

The Rethink We Need to Avoid America’s Collapse

Connecting the dots of complex systems breaks the conservative impasse.

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7 minutes
09.30.2019

Social Justice is Academia’s New Theology

Sokal Squared showed the West’s learned elite has succumbed to a corrupted creed.

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20 minutes
09.27.2019

The Clear Pill, Part 1 of 5: The Four-Stroke Regime

One dose will erase your whole political mind.

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10 minutes
09.10.2019

Does the Right Dare Fight?

Putting the question to David French about moral reasoning in action.

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15 minutes
08.28.2019

Is America Worth Saving?

Does politics have an answer to digital disenchantment?

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28 minutes
08.13.2019

Vichycons and Mass Shootings

Against the backstabbing, collaborationist “Right.”

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11 minutes
07.19.2019

Losing the Class

On campus, today's forlorn meritocrats no longer believe what the apparatchiks are teaching them.

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25 minutes
07.01.2019

Conservative Rationalism Has Failed

Part II: Honor and self-constraint can stave off tyranny.

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17 minutes
06.24.2019

Conservative Rationalism Has Failed

Part I: Unfettered reason cannot conserve anything.

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15 minutes
06.06.2019

Dead Conservative Memes Can’t Defeat the Identity Politics Clerisy

A new political vocabulary is needed for a world itself quite new.

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13 minutes
05.29.2019

The 2016 Election, the 1960 World Series, and the Electoral College

Root, root, root for the electors. If they don't win it's a shame.

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10 minutes
05.11.2019

A Foreign Policy From the Founding

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered the keynote address at the Claremont Institute's 40th Anniversary Gala as this year's recipient of the Institute's Statesmanship Award.

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6 minutes
04.23.2019

Defend America—Defeat Multiculturalism

Through identity politics and political correctness, today's multiculturalist enforcers seek to erase and replace America. Together, we must save the Union once again.

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9 minutes
04.22.2019

The Promises and Perils of Identity Politics

Behind the rhetoric of equality and justice lies an ideology of inequality and scapegoating.

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8 minutes
04.17.2019

Remembering Thomas S. Engeman (1944 – 2019)

Our teacher and friend trained us to find the safeguards of self-government through political philosophy and poetry alike.

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19 minutes
11.13.2018

Skepticism, Experience, and Science

The crisis of modern liberalism and science requires skeptical political philosophy—but skeptical political philosophy is itself undergoing a crisis.

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20 minutes
10.23.2018

After Trump: The Political and Moral Legitimacy of American Government

Claremont Institute Senior Fellow John Marini is one of the few experts on American Government who understood the rise of Trump from the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. Now he looks to the fundamental question that Trump's presidency raises: is the legitimacy of our political system based on the authority of the American people and the American nation-state, or the authority of experts and their technical knowledge in the service of "progress"?

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29 minutes
10.17.2018

Our Revolution’s Logic

In 2010, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Angelo Codevilla reintroduced the notion of "the ruling class" back into American popular discourse. In 2017, he described contemporary American politics as a "cold civil war." Now he applies the "logic of revolution" to our current political scene.

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21 minutes
10.17.2018

The American Mind—Online

Democracy and despotism in a digital age.