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Democracy Dies in Delegation

For our elites, democratic values and grand political projects go hand in hand.  Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg discussed the importance of democracy...

The Case for Confucianism in America: How an Ancient Chinese Philosophical Tradition...

In such times, a centripetal lurch is what we desperately need.

When In Gotham . . .

“How does one critique globalism without succumbing to would-be nationalist despots like Bolsonaro or Trump?” This was the earnest and sensible question a friend put...

What Kind of Democracy Do Localists Want?

Last week the United States went through another one of our regular, mostly ritualized exercises in mass democracy. What did (or should) localists think...

Review of Suicide of the West

Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy, appearing on Amazon and...

What Wendell Berry’s Brush Teaches Us About Capitalism, Community, and “Inevitability”

The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings, the latest collection of writings by Wendell Berry, isn't a perfect book, nor the perfect expression...

Why Patrick Deneen Failed

It's already an amazon dot hell best-seller in political theory.

The leaders we deserve

I'm heading back to the United States this month to spend some time with my family, and I'm headed back to an America whipped...

What Will $100 Million Buy You?

When $100 million is being spent on the governor and senate campaigns in their state, Michiganders might want to sit up and take notice.

News from Nowhere

Providence, RI There are in these recent days at least three matters of great importance confronting my beloved land, The Assimilated Provinces of Megalomerica. They...