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  • Matthew Peterson joins the Texas Public Policy Foundation 7.6.20
    by Brigit Grimm on July 6, 2020 at 11:06 PM

    Matthew J. Peterson is Vice President of Education at the Claremont Institute and Editor of The American Mind. The post Matthew Peterson joins the Texas Public Policy Foundation 7.6.20 appeared first on The American Mind .

  • Libertarians are Underpants Gnomes
    by Tuscape Cançelle on July 6, 2020 at 4:51 PM

    America’s history is under attack from low-testosterone jihadis trained by our own universities and supported by our own corporations. They are incapable of building. They do nothing but tear down. They want to see everything that the average American took pride in just a few years ago expunged from the historical record. They are the...Read more […]

  • Exodus from the Zone
    by Present Witness on July 3, 2020 at 1:27 AM

    I tried to buy a pistol in Twin Falls. He wouldn’t sell me the pistol, but I could buy a shotgun or a rifle. He didn’t know the gun laws in “those liberal states” I would be driving through. Better to not risk it at the beginning of the trip, but on the way back...Read more about: Exodus from the ZoneThe post Exodus from the Zone appeared first […]

  • The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #24
    by Jake Gannon on July 2, 2020 at 11:32 PM

    The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host. Karen-in-Chief | The Roundtable Ep. 24 With the coronavirus surging […]

  • What We Celebrate on the Fourth
    by Robert Curry on July 2, 2020 at 10:52 PM

    This post was originally published on realclearpolitics.com. “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” We have heard these words all our lives. But can we still hear the dynamite in them? According to tradition, when the British under...Read more […]

  • What Does Our Nation Mean to Us?
    by Daniel J. Mahoney on July 2, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    This post was originally published on realclearpolitics.com. As we approach this Fourth of July, the United States is consumed by reckless violence, nihilistic silencing, and a systematic assault on the nation’s cultural and political patrimony. The voices of sanity are few, and civic courage is in short supply. The exemplars of such courage in the... […]

  • John Eastman joins the Ingraham Angle 6.29.20
    by Brigit Grimm on July 2, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    Dr. John C. Eastman is Founding Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence; Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute; and serves as the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. The post John Eastman joins the Ingraham Angle 6.29.20 appeared first on […]

  • The Revolutionary Elite Eats Their Own
    by Jim Banks on July 2, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    Let’s quit pretending that the riots which swept the country this June, and the ongoing mob assault on statues of our natural heroes, have anything to do with George Floyd or even race. The chaos in our streets is emblematic of something much deeper happening in our society. America is clearly undergoing an existential struggle....Read more about: The […]

  • Covid Can’t Kill Our Way of Life
    by Kassy Dillon on July 1, 2020 at 9:53 PM

    The world was already in crisis before COVID-19 hit: a crisis of identity and ideology. Brexit challenged the European Union’s vision of an interconnected continent, and the election of Donald Trump signaled a distaste among voters for economic, cultural, and military globalism. The current wave of revolutionary anti-Americanism doesn’t change that. […]

  • Triumph of the Oligarchs
    by Joel Kotkin on July 1, 2020 at 3:15 PM

    The coronavirus has trammeled the prospects of most Americans, particularly low-income workers. But for one small group, the pandemic has proved something like manna from heaven. Already ascendant beforehand, the tech oligarchy—a relatively small number of companies, venture, and private equity funds—are riding the current crisis to unprecedented […]

  • A Future Without Beauty
    by Sloane Shearman on June 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    After statues of St. Junipero Serra, Francis Scott Key, and President Ulysses S. Grant were toppled in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, a friend called the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) to learn the fate of the statues. A representative from SFAC informed her that the toppled statues were being kept in a secure location,...Read more about: A […]

  • Blanked Slate
    by Titus Techera on June 29, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    This last week, the most online people I follow were swept with a fresh fear of doxxing. This time it was Rationalist communities—internet friend groups dedicated to the frank and careful examination of ideas unfiltered by ideology—who were being willfully exposed to cancelation by the national media. What safety measures should be taken, my follows... […]

  • Ideas Don’t Have Consequences
    by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse on June 29, 2020 at 4:49 PM

    Ideas Have Consequences, a book by Richard Weaver, has animated countless conservative intellectuals and professionals for over half a century. What a pity, then, that the book’s title expresses but a half-truth at best. Still worse: the missing half is by far the more important one. Conservatives of all stripes need to take a sober-minded...Read more […]

  • I Was Canceled. You’re Next in Line.
    by Timothy J. Gordon on June 26, 2020 at 7:05 PM

    On June 3, 2020, I was fired from my post as department chairman for publicly opposing and mocking the inherent terrorism of the Black Lives Matter movement. A doxxing-type petition arose against me early in the day; I was “canceled” before dinnertime. Notably, unlike others who have faced similar forms of cancellation, I was not...Read more about: I […]

  • Freedom Requires a Way of Life
    by R. R. Reno on June 26, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Freedom is not enough, says Tom Klingenstein. He’s right. Freedom is central to the American tradition: Don’t tread on me! Live free or die! But our freedom is nurtured, sustained, and protected by our way of life. If we don’t preserve that way of life in its fullness, we’ll lose our freedoms—even as we sing...Read more about: Freedom Requires […]

  • The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #23
    by Jake Gannon on June 25, 2020 at 11:42 PM

    The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host. American Heresy | The Roundtable Ep. 23 Have we forgotten that […]