Democracy Is A Racket

War and Democracy by Paul Gottfried Arktos Media Ltd 170 pp., $21.00   In this slender volume Paul Gottfried addresses everything from the influence of ancient Greek thought on Oswald Spengler, to the influence of Zionism on US foreign...

Is America Too Big?

Is the United States dysfunctionally large, and thus destined to go the way of the giant radioactive ants once seen in old sci-fi movies?  That’s the question raised by this video discussion between Kirkpatrick Sale and Donald Livingston....

Standing Athwart History Crying, “Me Too!”

The GOP strategists once again react to getting clobbered by calling for an embrace of their (alleged) opponents’ policies.  After all, if only Romney could’ve distanced himself from pro-life fanatics and gun nuts he’d sti...

Decision 2012: Rootin’ For Putin

The folks at Conservative Heritage Times have kindly asked me to participate in a virtual symposium — something similar to those being held by the FPR editors and the American Conservative writers.  Anyone curious about my pick for th...

Tocqueville and Beyond

In a recent interview Chilton Williamson talks about his new book After Tocqueville, described by former FPR contributor John Willson as “the best book on democracy in the past hundred years.” Of course the question of how democratic the mo...

Eros, Agape, and Community

From the The Orthosphere come Part I and Part II of the pseudonymous physicist Bonald’s reflections on Christianity, love, and community–reflections based in part upon the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest minds, D...

Neil Armstrong, R.I.P.

Regardless of how one may feel about the Space Age, the reticent Midwesterner who passed away Saturday was an American hero if ever there was one.  Prior to his historic race with the Soviets’ Lunik 15 robot, Neil Armstrong flew 78 co...

The Anti-tradition of Modern Art

Those acquainted with Tom Wolfe’s essay “The Invisible Artist” or Solzhenitsyn’s “Playing On The Strings Of Emptiness” will find a familiar theme in this recent New English Review piece by poet Mark Signorelli and mathematician-...