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Letters

Nobody could accuse Scott Yenor of pulling his punches in “Sexual Counter-Revolution” (November 2021). His particular brand of reactionary conservatism is shared by many on the right in our moment. The general view of these conservatives is that the sexual revolution of the past fifty years is . . . . Continue Reading »

Antifascists after Fascism

When questioned by reporters whe­ther fascism would come to America, Huey Long allegedly replied: “Of course fascism will come to America, but here we’ll call it antifascism.” In 2020, black-clad “antifa” activists rioted and practiced violence on a scale never imagined by the several . . . . Continue Reading »

Catholicism and the Nation

In 1965, the Second Vatican Council adopted Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. With this document, the Church sought to address “the whole of humanity.” In a way, this aspiration was not surprising. Christian doctrine holds that Christ died for the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Case For Black Patriotism

It seems only a few years ago that I was calling myself “a man of the left.” Well, like the Jewish ­intellectuals who became “neoconservatives” in the 1960s and 1970s, I am a liberal who’s been “mugged by reality.” What has happened to the public discourse about race in this country . . . . Continue Reading »

The Necessity of Nationalism

Those involved in the debates over American nationalism will find Samuel Goldman’s skeptical intervention, After Nationalism: Being American in an Age of Division, a refreshing read. Free of histrionics, Goldman’s sober and succinct exercise in historically informed political theory . . . . Continue Reading »

The Most Controversial Man in France

Éric Zemmour is the most important media personality in France today. He is also the most controversial. So, in February 2021, when he hinted on television that he was considering running for president, he sent shock waves through France’s chattering classes. Despite widespread denunciation, and . . . . Continue Reading »

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