Politics

Zemmour’s Final Word

Zemmour’s Final Word

This year, May 5th marked the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon, France’s most famous historical figure and the greatest military leader of the 19th century. The response to the event was as sad as it was predictable. Bonaparte, much of the country’s Left cried, was a

RJ Smith
RJ Smith
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
Politics
On Pleasurable Beliefs

On Pleasurable Beliefs

In November 2021, a few hundred people set up camp outside Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, where John F. Kennedy was assassinated 58 years earlier. The people gathered there believed that the slain president’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in a plane crash in 1999, was about

Thomas Harper
Thomas Harper
Politics
We Can’t Keep Going Like This

We Can’t Keep Going Like This

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. ~J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan In response to the recent Texas legislation, a two-year-old PSA re-surfaced featuring a lineup of popular actors—celebrities who have yet to find disfavor in the public eye for whichever backroom allowances their

R. James Carter
R. James Carter
Politics
Affirmative Action Conundrums

Affirmative Action Conundrums

Historian, anti-racist activist, and recently named MacArthur “Genius” Grant awardee Ibram X. Kendi made waves on Twitter recently with the following (since-deleted) tweet: The survey results to which Kendi referred were highly dubious, but his critics seized on a different point. Taking them at face value (as Kendi seemed eager

Oliver Traldi
Oliver Traldi
Education
In Defense of Objective Knowledge

In Defense of Objective Knowledge

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. ~Martin Luther King Some ideas achieve longevity because they are relentlessly exposed to challenge, falsification, and disconfirmation. At the scale of nations, anti-fragile constitutions that enshrine individual freedoms, personal liberties, and legal amendment fare better than societies that prioritize the

Peter L. Levin
Peter L. Levin
Politics
Ethiopia’s Stunning Battlefield Reversal

Ethiopia’s Stunning Battlefield Reversal

A year is a long time during warfare, and the Tigray conflict that began last November has now been flipped on its head. Not many observers saw the current scenario coming. The world’s recurring tendency to forget Ethiopia, noted by the eminent 18th-century British historian Edward Gibbon, has reasserted

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey
Politics
Tibet’s Long Fight for Freedom

Tibet’s Long Fight for Freedom

In the eyes of Tibetan Buddhists, Tenzin Gyatso is the flesh-and-blood reincarnation of Avalokiteśvara, the thousand-armed bodhisattva of compassion. In the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party, he is “a wolf in monk’s clothing, a devil with a human face but the heart of a beast.” Tibet’s 14th

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
Politics