Robert Tracinski

Robert Tracinski

Robert Tracinski is editor of Symposium, a senior fellow at the Atlas Society, and writes commentary at The Tracinski Letter.

Ukrainians Are Nobody’s Pawns

Ukrainians Are Nobody’s Pawns

Conservative anti-interventionists buy into an authoritarian narrative that ignores the clear choices made by the people of Ukraine.

Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski
8 min read
Ukraine
The Olympics Debacle and the Illusions of Nationalism

The Olympics Debacle and the Illusions of Nationalism

The marquee event of the Winter Olympics, the women’s figure-skating championship, ended in a fiasco this year—a fitting climax to a games overshadowed by the oppressive climate in its host country and the growing threat of war from Russia. As it happens, those two things are connected and

Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski
5 min read
Politics
The Need for a Culture of Achievement

The Need for a Culture of Achievement

What does Ayn Rand have to offer to our era? The Russian-born American author rose to prominence as a novelist and philosopher in the middle of the 20th century, and attracted a large audience on the American Right with her sharp critique of communism. The comprehensive alternative she presented in

Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski
11 min read
Politics
The Enemy of My Enemy

The Enemy of My Enemy

During a recent conference of nationalist conservatives—a faction attempting to bring intellectual substance and coherence to the political phenomenon of Trumpism—one of the movement's leading figures, Yoram Hazony, proposed “a new deal between national conservatives and traditionalists on the one hand, and anti-Marxist liberals on the other.” This

Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski
7 min read
Politics