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Little Green Men

Five Things You Need to Read Today 1. Little Green Men Down in the polls by ten points, Donald Trump has clearly decided to run on a “law and order” platform, billing himself as the antidote to chaos. It’s not a bad strategy, given the riots in the early weeks of the “Black Lives Matter” […]

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There’s Nobody as Alt-Right as a “Progressive”

You would think that the National Museum of African American History and Culture would be dedicated to fighting the scourge of racism, particularly vicious caricatures and stereotypes of African Americans. Yet toward the end of May the institution posted one of the most racist documents I’ve ever seen, as part of a web page about […]

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The Silent Majority

Scenes from a Moral Panic, Part 2 I ended the previous installment by saying we should look for signs of resistance to the current moral panic. I will start by reminding you not to expect much from politicians, who are generally a poor source if you’re looking for moral courage. The Man in the Middle […]

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“Lord of the Flies” Meets “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

Scenes from a Moral Panic, Part 1 If you’ve ever wondered about those scenes of mass hysteria from history—early Christian iconoclasm, witch trials, that thing in the 1980s when they thought preschools were being run by Satanic cults—if you’ve ever wondered how they could have happened and how they spread so quickly out of control, […]

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The Great Purge

Who Stands Up to the Mob?, Part 1 The idealistic early days of the Revolution have a tendency to be followed by the chaos of the Terror. In the case of the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve pretty much decided to skip the Oath of the Tennis Court phase, ditch […]

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A Dangerous Servant and a Fearful Master

Trump’s authoritarian bloviating and the excessive force used by some police departments do not call for a radical leftist solution. They call for some good old-fashioned American wisdom about the role of government. George Washington is widely credited with the aphorism, “Government, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” (He may not […]

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“A Dangerous Servant and a Fearful Master”

Race Riot Roundup, Part 2 The far left has always hated the police because they are the enforcers of private property—and because they are the first line of defense against violent revolution. We tend to view anarchy and totalitarianism as opposites, but they really aren’t. When public order breaks down, that is a grant of […]

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The Mob

Race Riot Roundup, Part 1 I’m going to continue my recent coronavirus roundup soon, but we also have some fairly fast-moving news with the George Floyd protests, so I want to take a break to offer a roundup of links and commentary on that story, too. 20th Century Lite I’ve been speculating for a while […]

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The Ideas Primary

Five Things You Need to Read Today Editor’s Note: Check out a long and interesting podcast I did a few days ago with a couple of libertarians who were interested in discussing nationalist conservatism, the Enlightenment, and the nature of reason. I knew I had no choice but to do this podcast when I heard […]

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The Contest of Ideas

Five Things You Need to Read Today 1. “He Is Our O.J.” Like most people, I haven’t been following very closely the Senate impeachment trial. Why? Because we all know the fix is in. The trial is not revealing any new information, so instead it is just an opportunity for Republicans to present their rationalizations […]

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