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The Managerial Revolution: What Is Happening in the World

Written during the opening phase of World War II, James Burnham proposed the the...

By James Burnham

Daniel McCarthy: National Conservatism in the Early American Republic

Daniel McCarthy's remarks during the "American National Conservatism" panel at t...

By Dan McCarthy

Hamilton’s Republic: Readings in the American Democratic Nationalist Tradition

Michael Lind traces the line of Hamiltonian thinking in America and its impact o...

By Michael Lind

Manhood and the Fall of Civilization

Does this story from the fall of the Roman republic hold wisdom for America in h...

By Spencer Klavan

Greece vs Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

On November 19th Intelligence Squared hosted the ultimate clash of civilizations...

By Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

Why Beauty Matters

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By Sir Roger Scruton

Dive Deeper

Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster

"With two recessions and a botched pandemic under their belt, the Boomers are th...

By Helen Andrews

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country

Recommended by American Moment's COO Nick Solheim. ...

By Thomas E. Ricks

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Recommended reading by TAC Editor Micah Meadowcroft in his latest podcast appear...

By Edmund Morris

The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties

Christopher Caldwell makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, re...

By Christopher Caldwell

From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

In this spectacular one-volume general history of the West from 1500 to present,...

By Jacques Barzun

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

In what is often described as the best single-volume history of the American Civ...

By James M. McPherson

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 Wa...

By Bryan Ward-Perkins

On Conservatism

Can Conservatism Be More Than a Grudge?

"Republicans in power would seldom even consider a major infrastructure program ...

By Julius Krein

American Nationalists

Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party provides a blueprint for conservatives tod...

By Ofir Haivry and Yoram Hazony

What’s Next? The Republicans

A new fusionism is forming that evaluates social, economic, and foreign policies...

By Ryan T. Anderson

“When virtue loses all her loveliness” – some reflections on Capitalism and “the free society”

When we lack the will to see things as they really are, there is nothing so myst...

By Irving Kristol

The New American Right

An outline for a post-fusionist Conservatism, written by Sohrab Ahmari in First ...

By Sohrab Ahmari

The Right After Trump

The time of the woke conservative must come, writes Sohrab Ahmari....

By Sohrab Ahmari

Rachel Bovard and The Conservative Civil War Over the Supreme Court and Big Tec‪h‬

Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institu...

By The Realignment Podcast

Art and Aesthetics

Why Architecture Is Political

"Architecture is not just the expression of our positive political values, but a...

By Aris Roussinos

Talking with Roger Kimball About Beaty, Aesthetics, & National Vitality

What does a civilization's idea of beauty say about it's health? When did the pr...

By Chris Buskirk

The Death of Socrates: How To Read A Painting

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By Nerdwriter1

Unmaking The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened to the public in late August. Those of u...

By James Panero

The Story of Art

E. H. Gombrich's seminal work, The Story of Art, is a survey of Western art from...

By EH Gombrich

From Bauhaus to Our House

After critiquing—and infuriating—the art world with The Painted Word, award-...

By Tom Wolfe

The Painted Word

Tom Wolfe's The Painted Word is a fantastic and quick critique of modern art. Pu...

By Tom Wolfe

A Few Classics

The Old Man and the Sea

One of Hemingway’s greatest works, the old man and the sea is a parable about ...

By Ernest Hemingway

Democracy in America

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By Alexis de Toqueville

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution is one of the founding texts of Anglo-Am...

By Edmund Burke

The Prince

In this short tract, Machiavelli offers guidance to the Medicis on how they coul...

By Niccolò Machiavelli

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is perhaps the most famous piece of American litera...

By Mark Twain

John Quincy Adams’ 1821 Independence Day Address

Then-Secretary of State John Quincy Adams used this speech to lay out his vision...

By President John Quincy Adams

Confessions

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By Saint Augustine

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