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Peter Thiel reviews Ross Douthat’s The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success.
In a book that may be a bit more of a quick read than Gibbon’s classic, Bryan Ward-Perkins examines the dramatic, dark, and violent end of a civilization. Recommended by Board of Advisors Member Ryan Girdusky.
In the summer of 2014, I gave birth to a baby boy. He was born with a perfect Apgar score, after a very easy delivery.
Daniel McCarthy’s remarks during the “American National Conservatism” panel at the 2019 National Conservatism Conference in Washington, DC – July 15, 2019.
On November 19th Intelligence Squared hosted the ultimate clash of civilizations: Greece vs Rome. It was also the ultimate clash of intellectual titans. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and ardent classicist, made the case for Greece; while Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge and redoubtable media star, championed Rome. (Intelligence Squared)
Roger Scruton with D.C. Schindler and John F. Crosby on “Beauty in a World of Ugliness.”
And if you don’t, why you should…
A powerful testimony sent to writer Rod Dreher about manhood, suburbia, the breakdown of the family, and loneliness in our modern age.
In this mesmerizing and accessible book, Christopher Alexander describes a theory on building towns, cities, homes, and ultimately our lives around nature, human connection, and beauty.
Simon Sarris writes about what it takes to build something beautiful from nothing, offering great reminder to prioritize beauty and simplicity in life.
At least once a semester, a young female student will come to my office with questions about an assignment, and after we have finished our
The team behind The American Mind podcast does a deep-dive into The New York Times’ 1619 Project, revealing the threats it poses to our children and our nation.
Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students
In what Camille Paglia called “the first shot in the culture wars,” Allan Bloom’s 1987 book offers a searing take against the movement toward “moral relativism” in academia.
The nuclear family, God, and national pride are a holy trinity of the American identity. What would happen if a generation gave up on all three?
Industrial policy is back on the national agenda. From Marco Rubio on the right to Elizabeth Warren on the left, a bipartisan consensus is emerging that America’s deindustrialization has passed the point where governmental passivity is appropriate.
The United States can bring manufacturing back — which will bring back good jobs and protect national interests.
Senator Rubio’s report on American investment warns of the dangers of underinvestment due to financial engineering through stock buybacks and other mechanisms. His report argues that financialization is hindering American innovation.
American Compass brings together 10 experts in a detailed policy symposium that examines strategies that may bring jobs back to American shores.
Arthur Herman’s case study on how American titans of industry worked in tandem with government to win World War II reveals the extent to which industrial policy can strengthen a nation in crisis.
We know what porn does to the brain, because the medical science is solid. Because social science is much softer, we can’t know for certain what causal impacts porn has on society, if any. But once we realize that we have to be much more humble in this area, we can still make prudential judgments.
In this book, Oren Cass proposes a series of conservative proposals to restore the importance of dignified work to our understanding of economics. Cass has expanded on many of these ideas with the founding of his think tank, American Compass, in 2020.
Though corporate profits are high, and the stock market is booming, most Americans are not sharing in the economic recovery.
In this American Affairs article, Angela Nagle provides a fresh perspective on the immigration debate—from the left.
Peter Navarro’s 2016 documentary helps explain the US-China relationship through the lens of trade policy—from PNTR with China to foreshadowing Trump’s election.
John Kay argues that the financial sector has grown too large, detached itself from ordinary business and everyday life, and has become an industry that mostly trades with itself, talks to itself, and judges itself by its own standards. (School of Business)
In this shocking exposé, the plight of American workers left behind by a policy that puts cheap imported labor first is uncovered.
These remarks were delivered at The American Conservative’s annual gala in Washington, D.C. on May 9.
Micah Meadowcraft makes the case that the best way to take on China is by starting right here at home—rebuilding industry and helping working-class Americans first.
A former foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe and The New York Times, Stephen Kinzer provides a vivid and important history of American regime-change wars, offering a “warning as the United States seeks to define its role in the modern world.”
Julius Krein’s remarks during the “What is Economic Nationalism?” panel at the 2019 National Conservatism Conference on July 16, 2019.
Then-Secretary of State John Quincy Adams used this speech to lay out his vision for American foreign policy. In a famous passage, he states that “[America] goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.” His argument in this speech was that the United States should not interfere in the affairs of the European great powers, but rather focus on her own neighborhood.
A new Right is needed, one that understands itself as rooted in the noble cause of the American Revolution—unabashed and zealous in its determination to restore political liberty and politics.
Offering a different perspective, Peter Juul and Ruy Teixeira make an interesting case for a new “liberal nationalism.”
A reply to the hysterical arguments made by progressive liberals and others.
In this piece, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt argue that the United States should return to a more restrained grand strategy—offshore balancing.