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First Things

Back to the Future

Peter Thiel reviews Ross Douthat’s The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success.

Oxford University Press

The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization

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.

Tablet Magazine

Everything is Broken

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.

Intelligence Squared

Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

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)

The American Conservative

Male Loneliness In Suburbia

A powerful testimony sent to writer Rod Dreher about manhood, suburbia, the breakdown of the family, and loneliness in our modern age.

Oxford University Press

The Timeless Way of Building

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.


Designing a New Old Home: Part 1

Simon Sarris writes about what it takes to build something beautiful from nothing, offering great reminder to prioritize beauty and simplicity in life.

Palladium Magazine

The Economic Foundations of Industrial Policy

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.

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

American Investment in the 21st Century

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 Greatness

A Science Based Case for Ending the Porn Epidemic

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.

Encounter Books

The Once and Future Worker

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.

Harvard Business Review

Profits Without Prosperity

Though corporate profits are high, and the stock market is booming, most Americans are not sharing in the economic recovery.

American Compass

China and Civic Piety

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.

Times Books

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

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.”


John Quincy Adams’ 1821 Independence Day Address

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.

American Greatness

A New Conservatism Must Emerge

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.

American Affairs

Toward the Next Frontier

Offering a different perspective, Peter Juul and Ruy Teixeira make an interesting case for a new “liberal nationalism.”

Foreign Affairs

The Case for Offshore Balancing

In this piece, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt argue that the United States should return to a more restrained grand strategy—offshore balancing.