American Politics

The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The ideas that unite the hard Left and the populist Right against the West itself are the same ones that make them both so excited about the culture wars.

Stephan Jensen
Stephan Jensen
8 min read
Culture Wars
The Tragedy of American Diplomacy: A Rebuttal

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy: A Rebuttal

Williams, W. A. (1962). The Tragedy of American Diplomacy. New York: Dell Pub. Co. When the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) pinned Putin’s recent invasion of Ukraine on NATO’s “imperialist expansionism,” many policymakers and journalists on both sides of the political spectrum lambasted the organization for its half-hearted

Niranjan Shankar
Niranjan Shankar
15 min read
foreign policy
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
To Fight Wokeness, the GOP Should Embrace Immigrant Voters

To Fight Wokeness, the GOP Should Embrace Immigrant Voters

The rise of ultra-progressive ideologies and the decline in patriotic sentiment are two broad cultural trends that worry American conservatives. Some may be tempted to imagine that these two phenomena are connected to immigration and the resulting ethnic and racial diversity—especially since opposition to immigration is common among conservatives

Alex Nowrasteh
Alex Nowrasteh
7 min read
Immigration
Outback Australia and the Information Wars

Outback Australia and the Information Wars

For several years now, David Cole has been a minor celebrity in the Northern Territory of Australia on account of his colorful conspiracy theories. While few people take anything he has to say seriously, many of us in the Territory enjoy wondering what he’s going to come up with

Matthew Blackwell
Matthew Blackwell
14 min read
American Politics
Work or Welfare?

Work or Welfare?

If a man doesn’t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968) Throughout history, work has been the common lot of humanity—at least, outside of the idle rich

Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
9 min read
American Politics
George Floyd and the Rise of the Rival Constitution

George Floyd and the Rise of the Rival Constitution

On May 25th, 2020, a Minneapolis police officer subdued a suspected forger by placing his knee on the suspect’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. The encounter was filmed and wildly disseminated. The suspect died as a result of several factors, including the officer’s use of excessive

Craig Trainor
Craig Trainor
13 min read
American Politics
PODCAST 93: David Frum on His New Book, Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy

PODCAST 93: David Frum on His New Book, Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy

David Frum talks to Jonathan Kay about the damage done by the Trump presidency and the way forward for America. His new book is Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
American Politics