Washington Wealth and the American Desert? Not Yet, But It’s on the Horizon

The expansion of the central megalopolis and the relative desertification of the rest is a feature of Francification. A massive decentralization, not just of political power but of human capital, has long been an American distinctive.

As the Left Surges Back, Marxism’s Bloody Legacy is Covered Up

Monuments to the victims of fascism exist everywhere, but communism’s victims are hardly remembered at all.

Interview: George Weigel on the “Lessons in Hope” He Received from John Paul II

The papal biographer’s new book describes his relationship with Pope John Paul, as well as the great challenges the pope faced in the final years of his life.

Fantasia on a Theme

Kurt Andersen’s new book amounts to little more than an elite attempt to justify its author’s perception of the America for which he harbors such contempt.

Appreciating John McCain

The Arizona senator’s character and service to his country embody American greatness.

A Memoir I Never Expected to Write

Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II is the third panel in George Weigel’s “triptych” of the emblematic figure of the second half of the twentieth century.

Some Constitution Day Reading

It seems only fitting to spend Constitution Day reading the document and reading about its meaning and sources, its framers’ hopes and intentions, its history, and its (far from ideal, alas) current condition.

I am Catholic—and I Don’t Know What I’m Supposed to Believe About Immigration

Catholics are split between two camps that seem intent on shouting at each other, and there are serious questions that men and women of profound faith and genuine intellect on both sides must consider.

Do Conservatives Take Rape Seriously?

Rape and sexual assault are genuine problems on college campuses. The question is why and what can be done about it.

America’s New Normal Is France’s Old Normal

If Donald Trump’s victory showed something, it is that a general and widespread loss of confidence in America and its future has taken hold of voters.