Publications


Conservatism in an Age of Alienation

The experience of the 2016 election year, by simultaneously rebuking and empowering conservatives, should compel us to see just how much we might have to offer now—and how much good we might do if we are up to it.

No, Hillary — the Main Reason You Lost is … You

She didn’t lose because of Russian interference, James Comey or misogyny. She lost because she alienated millions of people who’d voted for President Obama twice.

Why Did Pope Benedict Resign?

A review of Last Testament—In his own words, by Benedict XVI with Peter Seewald.

Ironies in the Fire: Catholicism and Modernity

Through an often-turbulent encounter with modernity, Catholicism has rediscovered the evangelical or missionary imperative from which it began, two millennia ago.

Après Gorsuch Le Deluge

Reason is another victim of Roe vs. Wade. The Gorsuch hearings underscored that. Which does not bode well for the future.

Mr. Trump Goes to Washington

Of the many things people worried about before President Trump took office, it turned out that the main problem was his incompetence rather than his authoritarian tendencies — at least so far.

Jewish Conservatism: A Manifesto

The question Norman Podhoretz asked in his 2009 book—Why Are Jews Liberals?—seems only more consequential after President Obama’s two terms in office.

Political Violence from the Left Comes to Campus — Again

America’s campuses have been down the road of shout-downs and mob violence – and worse — before.

Solving the Triffin Dilemma

There have always been only three alternative solutions to the Triffin Dilemma–the inherent conflict of a reserve-currency country’s economic policy with international monetary order—and only one has ever worked in the real world.

This Failure May Doom Trump’s Presidency Before it Really Begins

President Trump not only has failed to provide Republicans with skilled leadership, but also seems unaware that he’s even supposed to do so.