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Left (not Liberal) Conservatism (or Communitarianism, if you Prefer): A Restatement

Recently, Tablet Magazine published a lengthy essay by Eric Kaufmann, heralding the revival of "left-conservative" thinking, which the...

Prairie Fires and Prairie Romances

Caroline Fraser's wonderful Prairie Fires is many things. Primarily it's a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the justly famous Little House books,...

After Trump #2: Getting Populism Right

Coming to grips with what the 2016 election means many things, especially for those of us who are hoping to find in Trump's victory...

The Triumph of “Buchananism”

Although President-Elect Donald Trump may have been insincere, when he insisted that he was only the "messenger" and not the personal cause of his...

Deliver us from Nowhere

The perils of placeless populism, from The American Conservative.

Trump in Context

Sioux Center, Iowa. In what he represents, Donald Trump is not as unique as either his admirers or his despisers think. How do we explain...

The Deep and Discomforting Point of Populism (and Socialism, and Certain...

Over the weekend, a friend of mine shared an article which had joined in the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders fight, a fight which may come...

A Presidential Proposal Worthy of the Porch

The blogger, pundit, screenwriter, and all-around mensch Noah Millman has come up with a brilliant idea--Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator from Vermont, and Jim Webb,...

Common Good Politics: A Review of Nader’s Book

In his new book, Ralph Nader argues that the Left and the Right should unite against the economic and political establishment in the Center.

Post-Iowa Advice for the Paul Campaign

Ron Paul didn't win Iowa but he did well. What should he do now?