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.

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