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American Withdrawal is America Last

Some America First Republicans are nearly indistinguishable from the standard fare retreaters we were served from the “Blame America First” leftists of the Cold War.

The Battle Call of American Protestantism

WASPs tended to identify themselves as uniquely positioned guardians of the nation’s heritage. As their cultural influence had begun waning by World War I, their spokesmen resorted with greater ferocity to a crusading mindset to bolster their influence.

Turkey’s Time has Come

Appeasement is an incentivizing force behind Turkey’s pursuit of strategic autonomy and extortion.

An Iranian Restoration?

Israel’s sabotage is brilliant, but it is missing a crucial piece of the puzzle. To successfully terminate Iranian terrorism, its monarchical opposition must be supported.

Juneteenth’s Global Power

The spirit of Juneteenth is the most powerful spiritual and political force in the world. 

Pearl Harbor & Tomorrow

The surprise attack 80 years ago, although killing over 2000 and sinking much of the fleet, only shocked the dynamo into still greater energy. 

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Doing Justice to Human Dignity

“As one might expect, for some, MacIntyre’s proposition to retire the concept of human dignity rang some alarm bells.”

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The Holy Week Reader: Go and Do Likewise

Maundy Thursday has much to say both about the location of human flourishing and the role violence might play in it.

Leaving Afghanistan

Nations great and small largely determine their own destiny under the mercy or judgment of an ever watchful Providence.