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  • A Canon, If You Can Keep It
    by David Bahr on November 12, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    The American soul, unlike, say, the soul of a Frenchman, grows uneasy when it comes to canon-talk. Our egalitarian instinct effaces distinctions on a level that’s unfathomable—and unacceptable—to Europeans proud of their proprietary artistic achievements, or at least understanding of the value in celebrating them. It’s not that Americans lack […]

  • Welcome to Culture War 2.0: The Great Realignment
    by Peter Boghossian on November 8, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    For six decades or more, America’s political history has been driven by cultural warfare. This is usually traced to the social revolutions of the 1960s, but it began earlier. Culture War 1.0 began in the 1950s as religious enthusiasts sought to win hearts, minds, and souls for Christ in a society that was rapidly liberalizing...Read more about: Welcome […]

  • Matthew Peterson joins the American Conservative Foreign Policy Conference 11.7.2019
    by Spencer Klavan on November 8, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Matthew J. Peterson is Vice President of Education at the Claremont Institute. His talk expanded in part upon themes in his feature article at The American Mind, “Claremont vs. Foreign Policy Establishment.” Read the entire feature here. Dr. Peterson was joined on this panel by Jim Antle, Editor in Chief of the American Conservative Magazine;...Read […]

  • OK Pollster
    by James Poulos on November 8, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    For those with eyes to see, the sudden freak-out over the evident weakness of Elizabeth Warren as a challenger to President Trump offers a peek behind the curtain of the elite sensibility. A recent New York Times poll—you remember how predictive the election-o-meter turned out to be in 2016—shows unambiguously “bad news for Warren,” as...Read […]

  • Be a Man
    by Spencer Klavan on November 6, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    In the late 500s BC, the military dictator Aristodemus took over the Greek colony of Cumae. He slaughtered his enemies en masse and undertook to ensure that no Cumaean man would ever be more than his slave. Here is how he did it, according to the essayist Dionysius of Halicarnassus. “To ensure that no noble or...Read more about: Be a ManThe post Be […]

  • Christopher Flannery joins Seth Leibsohn 11.5.2019
    by Spencer Klavan on November 6, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Christopher Flannery is a Claremont Institute Senior Fellow, Contributing Editor to the Claremont Review of Books, and author of the American Story podcast. His article, “The Party of 1776,” can be found here. The post Christopher Flannery joins Seth Leibsohn 11.5.2019 appeared first on The American Mind .

  • The Dissident Right Embraces Realism, Not Nihilism
    by Uncompliant on November 5, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    This response to our recent discussion of Bronze Age Mindset was sent to us anonymously via post in hard copy. We have made a few very minor editorial alterations, necessarily without the author’s approval, before presenting it to you here. — Eds. To begin, I want to express my thanks to The American Mind and to...Read more about: The Dissident […]

  • Wat iz Bronze Age Mindset?
    by Elijah del Medigo on November 5, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    A specter is haunting the right-wing world—the specter of Bronze Age Pervert. His book, Bronze Age Mindset, has been a breakout hit among certain segments of the Very Online Right—prompting a response, first from Michael Anton in the Claremont Review of Books, and then from various authors in these pages. What is it in Bronze...Read more about: Wat […]

  • BAP’s Bait and Switch
    by Aaron Sibarium on November 5, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    In my ideal world, Bronze Age Pervert would be treated as a symptom of our politics rather than a theorist of them. Actually he wouldn’t exist, as there’d be no internet. We do not live in my ideal world, however—and by reviewing Bronze Age Mindset for the Claremont Review of Books, Michael Anton has effectively...Read more about: BAP’s Bait and […]

  • TERF Wars: How Radical Lesbians Are Braver Than You Are
    by Peachy Keenan on November 5, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    An epic battle is being waged on the left. It’s not between Medicare for All nuts and Obamacare nostalgics. It’s not even between the Green New Dealers and the Slightly Less Green Dealers. It’s between feminists and transgenderists.TERF Wars Radical, leftwing ladies—the “feminazis” of old—are mostly progressives, pro-abortion, and against […]