History

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AOC at SXSW
AOC, Detention Centers, and The Children of Light

People acting to rid the world of injustice without knowing the darkness of their own hearts are dangerous, because they are blind to their own propensity toward injustice.

Walter Russell Mead Speaks on Bipartisanship in Foreign Policy
Walter Russell Mead Speaks on Bipartisanship in Foreign Policy

Though Mead’s talk was focused on bipartisanship in American foreign policy, he had news for the audience: American foreign policy has rarely ever stopped “at the water’s edge.”

A New Year’s Resolution, An Ancient Evil: Combatting Antisemitism in 2019

ANTISEMITISM IS NOT just a Jewish, Christian, or American problem. It’s a global problem, and Christians must stand up to confront it. But the best way to confront antisemitism is not by fighting it as some would urge us to do. “Anti-antisemitism” is redundant and nonsensical. Forcing anyone to like the Jews will never work. 

An American Army Chaplain leads worship from a Renault tank during the Meuse Argonne Campaign in October 1918
Fear Not the Darkness: WWI and the Centennial of America’s Greatest Battle

The First World War was a clash that forever changed the world. The heroes of 1918 answered the call 100 years ago. Will we likewise do our part in fighting the good fight and fear not the darkness? 

The “Death” of the European-American Relationship

If Brooks and others who are deeply unnerved by Trump aren’t careful, their warnings of destruction and doom can actually feed the fires of doom and gloom.

Hitler Zionist
Was Hitler Really a Zionist?

There is a sinister aspect to any claim that “Hitler was a Zionist.”

Cold Winds of Communism: Book Review of Sean McMeekin’s The Russian Revolution
Cold Winds of Communism: Review of McMeekin’s The Russian Revolution

Sean McMeekin’s “The Russian Revolution” frankly explores communism’s explicit evils.

Only a Matter of Time: Trump on Trade and the Temptation to Disrupt

This is an axiom, as true for foreign policy as it is for our faith. We may not be bound by history, but we are damned if we ignore it. The root of conservatism is the tendency to see value in traditions not as ends unto themselves but as visible reminders of the sacrifices of those who have gone before.

The Birth of America’s Empire: Review of Stephen Kinzer’s The True Flag
The Birth of America’s Empire: Review of Stephen Kinzer’s The True Flag

America began building an empire long before 1898. Stephen Kinzer, it seems, is yearning for a mythical America.