Miracle at Philadelphia

The remarkable story of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 offers lessons for public life today.


How to be a Conservative: a Conversation with Roger Scruton

The author discusses his new book on the nature of conservatism and what it takes to preserve the things worth keeping.

‘Intermission’ in Ukraine?

The current phase of Russia’s war against Ukraine bears similarities to the events of 1938–39 in Central Europe, and Western leaders would be wise to pay attention.


Regensburg Vindicated

Pope Benedict’s 2006 lecture on the future of Islam appears increasingly prescient.

Obama’s Diplomatic Malpractice

President Obama misunderstands critics of his foreign policy and fails to see that the current disaster in Iraq is a failure of his own diplomacy.

Three Shaky Pillars of Obama Fiscal Policy

The defense cuts, Medicare reductions, and tax hikes of the Obama years are unlikely to produce lasting deficit reduction. The Obama budget legacy will thus be one of looming fiscal disaster.

Why Sweden’s Election Matters for American Conservatives

In light of electoral trends in Sweden and around the world, the challenge for American conservatives is to see the opportunity they have to form a center-right majority and seize it while they can.

Time to Oppose the AP U.S. History Exam is Now

The traditional emphasis on America’s founders and the principles of constitutional government will soon be jettisoned in favor of a left-leaning emphasis on race, gender, class, and ethnicity.

Presidential Malpractice

President Obama’s repeated foreign policy mistakes reveal a steadfast commitment to mistaken beliefs about how the world works.

On the Slaughter Bench of History

World War I wrought devastation throughout European civilization, yet not all who endured it learned the same lessons.