Jerry Salyer

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Recent Essays

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...

Catholic Education Today: Scientiam Viarum Tuarum Nolumus

About a month ago I happened upon a copy of The Concord, student newspaper of Bellarmine University. In particular my eye was caught by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

The Abolition of Woman

Intrepid as always, James Kalb comments on feminism.

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...

Agrarianism & Gay Marriage

Rod Dreher has an American Conservative post up expressing concern regarding Wendell Berry’s views on “gay marriage”.  Dreher is reacting to statements like the...

On Recent Supreme Court Rulings

As July Fourth approaches and we all pat ourselves on the back for being so free, the folks at Chronicles have  had a field day with recent...