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Let me confess that I've never liked Ben Shapiro, ever since I first saw his smirking face on Fox-news. He spouts minicon banalities with all... [Read More]
It is with considerable pleasure that I observe this turnout for the tenth annual gathering of the H.L. Mencken Club. Our organization has survived both... [Read More]
Reading a recent commentary by Seth Lipsky about the Balfour Declaration, and then seeing a photo of British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli leader... [Read More]
A brouhaha erupted this week over the creation of a highly questionable and lurid dossier on Donald Trump. That document is of the utmost importance—it may... [Read More]
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A brouhaha erupted this week over the creation of a highly questionable and lurid dossier on Donald Trump. That document is of the utmost importance—it... [Read More]
In a speech delivered last week in New York City, former president George W. Bush fiercely attacked American nationalists as narrow-minded nativists. Among the memorable phrases in... [Read More]
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Democratic Borough President of the Bronx Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently explained in the New York Post, why he is proudly marching in the Columbus Day Parade. He... [Read More]
Senator John McCain, never one to play it close to the vest, has amped up his criticism of the Trump administration's foreign policy, calling it... [Read More]
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What does "spurious nationalism" really mean? [Read More]
In an eloquent tribute to Murray Rothbard at the Mises event organized in his honor on October 6 and 7, Joe Salerno observed that his... [Read More]
Although I rarely agree with National Review columnist and conservative author Jonah Goldberg on social issues, foreign policy, or the nature of fascism---a topic on... [Read More]
Homer's masterpiece, The Iliad, begins with these portentous lines that I used to make my students in a Greek class translate: Μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω... [Read More]
Beware of those who claim to speak for today's populist audience. [Read More]
A few days ago I brought home from our local library, nestled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Milo Yiannopoulos's self-published livre de scandale. Dangerous is supposedly dynamite, because... [Read More]
A few days ago I brought home from our local library, nestled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Milo Yiannopoulos's self-published livre de scandale.Dangerous is supposedly dynamite,... [Read More]
Alexis de Tocqueville, a French aristocrat who achieved fame through his observations about early American democracy, noted that American political rhetoric is so abstract and... [Read More]
Warhawks wheel out an old, meaningless canard. [Read More]
The theme of an article and possibly a book (providing that I can find a suitable commercial press) is "The End of Triangulation and the... [Read More]
A Polish friend, who reads this website regularly, sent me recently this characterization of my personality and worldview: "He's a sniffy traditionalist, a self-described 'Robert... [Read More]
In a recent commentary in The American Conservative, editorial assistant Maria Biery made it clear who won the annual CATO (libertarian) vs. Heritage (conservative) interns... [Read More]
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