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April 15, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

What Eric Holder Doesn’t Want to Talk About

April 9, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Illiberal Liberalism

April 1, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

Winners and Losers in the War on Poverty

March 28, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Race-Hacks Defend Their Industry

March 16, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

Western Arrogance and Decline

The West may have changed, but the world outside its borders is as brutal as ever.
March 11, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Incoherence of Western Foreign Policy

When a delusional set of ideals collides with a dangerous world of aggressive regimes.
March 3, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

Sacrificing the Military to Entitlements

The Achilles' heel of democracy.
February 28, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Class Warfare, An American Tradition

February 18, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Enemy Action

Something other than inexperience and a lack of knowledge is driving the president's policies.
February 11, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Costs of the Environmentalism Cult

A fundamental incoherence about humans and their relationship to nature -- and how it harms our economic interests.
February 3, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

Executive Tyranny: The Problem’s Bigger Than Obama

The roots of the president's imperial impulse.
January 27, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

Fight the Next War, Not the Last One

Why dwell on Obama when the Hillary campaign is mounting its assault?
January 20, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Eternal Darkness of the Progressive Mind

The dangers and delusions of the leftist cult.
January 10, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Lessons of Munich

January 8, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Fruit of Obama’s Abandonment of Iraq

As Iraq goes, so goes America's influence in the Middle East.
January 6, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Inequality Smokescreen

How progressivism continues to discard the philosophical foundations of the Constitution.
January 1, 2014 | FrontPage Mag.com

2014: Year of Decision

The stakes have never been higher.
December 18, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Progressive Reality is Here

How many Americans are ready to accept the sacrifices we have to make to right our fiscal ship?
December 9, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Nelson Mandela, Western Saint

What Mandela's life told us about Western civilization.
December 24, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Why Should We Study War?

November 27, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Obama’s Munich

History repeats itself -- will the same atrocities follow?
November 22, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Fact, Democrats, and the JFK Legend

Was Kennedy a liberal in today’s sense of the word?
November 11, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Political Debate We Need to Have

Today, we treat politics as a sport, but it’s really a conflict of ideologies between federalists and technocrats.
November 7, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Political Debate We Need to Have

November 8, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Don’t Forget the Other Entitlement Monsters

What the ObamaCare train wreck is temporarily eclipsing.
October 30, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

For Obama, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

Explaining the president's resilient approval rating.
October 24, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

ObamaCare and the Technocratic Abyss

The deeper meaning of the Healthcare.gov debacle.
October 17, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Barack Obama and the Bad Ideas of Progressivism

What lies behind a president's serial gross incompetence.
October 4, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Prestige and Power in Statecraft

October 1, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Rich, Arrogant and Stupid

The perils of forsaking traditional wisdom.
September 24, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

What Would the Founders Think of Defunding Obamacare?

CNN's curious constitutional appeal.
September 11, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Watching the Middle East Implode

September 11, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Fifteen Minutes of Foreign Policy Malfeasance

Obama takes a bow while America's geopolitical position takes a direct hit.
September 2, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Bad Reasons for Bombing Syria

The key issues Congress needs to debate.
August 28, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Our Contrary President

Violating every maxim of proven wisdom for dealing with the rest of the world.
August 13, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Lies, Democracy & Obama

The sickness of a political system that no longer values the truth.
August 6, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Epitaph for a Foreign Policy

The disaster of liberal ideology put into practice.
July 25, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Christian Tragedy in the Muslim World

July 22, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Our Race-Hack President

July 16, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Race-Industry Leeches

July 4, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Lost Meaning of Independence Day

June 18, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

John McCain’s Syria Delusions

June 12, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

A Brief History of Media Bias

June 6, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Where’s the Patriotic Wrath Over Benghazi?

May 24, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Flat-Earth Democrats

April 29, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Signposts on the Road to Decline

April 25, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Coming Demographic Crisis

April 19, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Illusions About Why Muslim Brothers Kill

April 18, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

North Korea: A Window Into The Future on Iran

April 9, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Margaret Thatcher and the Death of Feminism

April 4, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

The Tin-Drum Progressive Boomers

March 22, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Where Does Republican Foreign Policy Go from Here?

March 15, 2013 | Front Page Magazine Online

Where’s the Outrage Over Obama’s Lies?

February 28, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

College: Where Free Speech Goes to Die

February 27, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Is Leftist School Indoctrination Unstoppable?

February 18, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Half-Truths, Delusions, and Immigration

February 11, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Brennan’s Testimony and Waterboarding Misinformation

February 4, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

The West’s Shameful Demonization of Israel

January 28, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Messengers, Messages, and Voters, Part 2

January 16, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Wards of the State

January 14, 2013 | FrontPage Magazine

Why the Senate Shouldn’t Give John Kerry a Pass

December 12, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

Democracy Promotion or Islamist Promotion?

December 10, 2012 | FrontPage Mag.com

A Nation of Takers Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Abyss

November 29, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

The Fiscal Cliff: Another Crisis the Dems Won’t Let Go to Waste

November 29, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Rise of Faux Diversity

November 26, 2012 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Ghosts of 1938 Still Haunt Our Foreign Policy

November 12, 2012 | FrontPage Mag.com

Explaining the Democrat's Success

November 6, 2012 | Advertiser (LA)

What the Last Four Years Have Revealed

October 22, 2012 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Stakes in Tonight’s Foreign Policy Debate

October 22, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Obama's Foreign Policy Delusion

October 15, 2012 | FrontPage Mag.com

The Nobel Committee and Its Orwellian Peace Prize

October 8, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

Panic of the Progressives

September 21, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

Embassy Protestors Use The Palestinian Playbook

September 19, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

One Nation, Under God?

September 11, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Eleven Years of the Same Mistake

September 10, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Why Is Obama Still Likable?

September 3, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

What to Expect at the Democratic Convention

August 29, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

The Academic Establishment Goes After Bruce Bawer

August 23, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

Three Democrat Women for Dependency

August 20, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

The Muslim Brothers Take Over Egypt

August 15, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

Time for ‘Liberals’ and ‘Progressives’ to Get New Labels

August 13, 2012 | Front Page Magazine Online

What the Ryan Choice Means for November

August 9, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

In Praise of Polarization

August 3, 2012 | City Journal

Before the Culture Fades

July 31, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Romney and the Palestinian Culture of Destruction

July 30, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Media’s Racial Prison

July 23, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Aurora & Fort Hood: A Tale of Two Massacres

June 29, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Get Ready For More Charges of Racism

June 22, 2012 | City Journal

People Matter

Robert Zubrin’s powerful critique of antihumanism...
June 19, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

What Obama’s Quick Illegal Immigrant Fix Ignores

Determining whether or not immigrants, including those brought here as children, truly understand and accept the core principles and values of our political order is the most serious challenge we face in dealing with 11 million illegal immigrants...
June 14, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Obama’s Presidency and the Pathologies of Progressivism

Obama’s presidency has failed miserably, but it has accomplished one thing: it has revealed for all to see the lethal pathologies of progressive ideology...
May 23, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Iran Rope-A-Dopes the West Again

The timing of this paltry [agreement to “quite soon” allow IAEA inspectors to search for any evidence that Iran’s nuclear enrichment program] suggests that the Iranians are once again rope-a-doping the U.N. and the West...
May 21, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Potemkin President Disintegrates

After nearly four years in office, the tinsel and cardboard persona of Barack Obama is starting to fall apart...
May 15, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Stupid Party

Very little of liberal thought these days represents anything fresh or new, but rather comprises what Lionel Trilling once reduced conservatism to: “irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas”...
May 10, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Obama’s Gay Marriage ‘Evolution’ Deception

In yet another act of election-year cynicism, Barack Obama has just announced, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married”...
May 7, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Elizabeth Warren and the Frauds of Diversity

For anyone familiar with the American university and its gospel of multicultural diversity, the revelation that Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren exploited her 1/32 Cherokee ancestry to pass as a minority is a dog-bites-man story...
April 30, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The E.U. Speeds for the Iceberg

Ideological illusions have for decades fooled the EUrophiles into thinking that they could speed full steam ahead to their utopian destination, a United States of Europe that could rival the United States for global power and influence...
April 4, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Obama a Creature of the Corrupt University

For me, while all these speculations could explain Obama’s personality and behavior, the answer is simpler: he is the perfect embodiment of the politicized, corrupt university...
March 23, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Hating Israel

Of course, when all else fails blame the Jews. But this excuse is a mere pretext, a propaganda tactic for finding Western moral support by exploiting the unsavory anti-Jewish prejudices still lurking in too many Westerners...
March 19, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

A Dangerous Verdict in New Jersey

Ravi’s conviction has dangerously expanded the already over-broad and subjective statutes against “hate crimes,” which are for the most part based on words and attitudes...
February 27, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Qur’an Burning and Destructive Double Standards

The riots and violence in Afghanistan over some accidentally burned Qur’ans are following a script that by now is all too drearily familiar...
February 22, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Iranian Threat Heats Up

We all know that military action is the only way to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of a state led by religious fanatics with a world-historical mission to wave the banner of Islam over the whole world. Yet the only credible threat of force resides with Israel...
February 20, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The People of Blood and Jihad

Despite the graphic proof of [Ayatollah Khomeini's] words in the carnage of 9/11, many in the media, politics, and foreign policy establishment still refuse to comprehend the enemy we are facing...
February 16, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Muslim Brothers Get Paid to Threaten America

The most recent repudiation of the “democracy delusion” is the arrogant threat made by a member of the Muslim Brothers...
February 8, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Harvard Promotes the Palestinians’ Slow-Motion ‘Final Solution’

The Kennedy School conference––like the boycott of Israeli academics, one of whose prime movers is Ilan Pappé–– is yet another example that this strategy to destroy Israel by manipulating international opinion has been working...
February 6, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Final Countdown: Israel vs. Iran

The 33-year farce of Western appeasement of Iran may be reaching its denouement...
February 3, 2012 | City Journal

Culture Matters

Ibn Warraq’s eloquent defense of Western civilization...
January 30, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

Conservatives Need to Make the Case for Freedom

Republicans need to start making a case based on history, the Constitution, and math that Obama’s and the Democrats’ redistributive egalitarian politics is taking this country down the road not just to fiscal ruin, but to the further constriction of our freedom...
January 24, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Unlearned Lessons of Daniel Pearl’s Murder

The killing of Pearl concentrated much of what Andrew McCarthy calls the “willful blindness” of many in the West to the Islamic roots of the perpetrators’ violence...
January 23, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

How Marxism Killed Keystone

The global warming apocalypse and its Elmer Gantry, Al Gore, may have faded from public view lately, but that old-time green religion is still making mischief...
January 5, 2012 | FrontPage Magazine

The Arab Spring: An Obituary

Thirteen months after a Tunisian street-vendor immolated himself and sparked the revolutions in the Middle East dubbed the “Arab Spring,” the bipartisan celebrations that attended those events last year appear premature, if not delusional...
December 6, 2011 | FrontPage Magazine

The Defense Secretary Gives Israel a ‘Turn of the Screw’

Under Obama Israel has been subjected to the same pressure from her ally, and she would be well advised not to rely overmuch on this administration’s protestations of commitment to her security...
November 30, 2011 | FrontPage Magazine

The Dangers of Democracy

Our failure of imagination that has reduced events in the Middle East to our own historical paradigms and ideals continues to compromise our foreign policy in that region, and endanger our national interests...
November 23, 2011 | FrontPage Magazine

In the Debt Crisis, Moral Equivalence Is Moral Evasion

From the beginning the committee was political theater designed to create the illusion of action when the will to act is missing. Unfortunately, this perennial bad habit of democracies to pursue short-time interests at the expense of long-term needs is now too dangerous to indulge...
September 20, 2011 | National Review Online

Horowitz’s Point in Time

A review of the conservative critic’s latest book...
September 1, 2011 | City Journal

The Other California

How the San Joaquin Valley makes modern life possible...
May 17, 2011 | City Journal

How Assimilation Works

—and how multiculturalism has wrecked it in California...
May 3, 2011 | City Journal

Mission Lost

California’s state university system offers everything but a liberal education...
March 4, 2011 | City Journal

Protecting Democracy from Friend and Foe

Daniel Mahoney examines the many distortions of the liberal ideal...

Blogs

August 2, 2013 | FrontPage Mag.com

Our Lost Howard Beale Moments

When will Americans say enough is enough?
September 18, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Playing Politics with a Sick Economy

You don’t have to be an economist to see that this idea is nothing more than populist politics, an attempt to exploit class envy and divide Americans in order to divert attention from two and a half years of failed economic policies...
September 4, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Time to Face Reality in the Middle East

The idea that conflicts between peoples can be resolved by diplomatic negotiation has frequently been a dangerous delusion...It’s long past time that we made policy based on reality instead of on our own delusions...
August 15, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Does Warren Buffet Need the IRS to Make Him a Good Samaritan?

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet wants the federal government to stop “coddling the super-rich,” as he writes in the New York Times...
August 9, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Do We Need Politicians Who Are Smart or Virtuous?

That we raise the question at all is a testimony to how thoroughly progressive ideas about governing have permeated our political consciousness...
July 31, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Principle and the Possible

We need sound principles and principled politicians, but the system in which they work creates the limits to what can be done...
July 22, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Economics and the English Language

The on-going drama over raising the debt ceiling in the end isn’t about economics and math...What complicates this solution is...the competing ideals and interests of various factions...
July 16, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Libya is Turning into Weapons-R-Us

On the same day that the U.S. recognized the Libyan rebel Transitional National Council as “the legitimate governing authority for Libya,” in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s words, the New York Times reported that antiaircraft missiles have been plundered from arms depots and were “on the loose in Libya...”
July 10, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

It’s the Philosophy, Stupid

The Democrats’ position in the negotiations to raise the debt limit and deal with runaway government debt can be summarized in one mantric phrase: the rich must “pay their fair share” in taxes...
June 27, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Sneering at America

A people faced with a passionate enemy like terrorist jihadists will find their resolve weakened if they lack a passionate loyalty to the core principles and beliefs that their way of life expresses...
June 19, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Just Win

If they want to win in 2012, conservatives need to be confident in the rightness of their beliefs and argue for them passionately as well as rationally...
June 6, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Can We Stand the Cure?

In fifteen months we will know which cohort of the body politic is larger: those who are willing to let government borrow and spend us into economic decline or worse...or those who can “stand the cure” of our therapeutic disease...
May 25, 2011 | Front Page Magazine Online

Obama’s Bow to the Muslim World, Round II

In September 1938 English Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, explaining why he was flying to Germany a third time in order to make peace with Germany, recited the old nursery rhyme: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again...
May 22, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Corrupt Language Breeds Bad History and Bad Policy

As the history of communism and fascism both illustrate, modern political tyranny has relied on fabricated history to legitimize its claims and actions, and such history in turn relies on the debasement of language...
May 15, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

The Fellow Travelers of Jihadism

The post-mortem revelations of Osama bin Laden’s daily habits have confirmed the orthodox narrative about the al Qaeda chief...
May 11, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Imprecise Language Breeds Dangerous Policy

Imprecise, emotionally loaded language usually reflects incompetence or politics...
May 3, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Third to the Killing

Yes, the praise President Obama is receiving for authorizing the operation that killed Osama bin Laden is deserved––to a point...
May 2, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Bin Laden is Dead, But Our Delusions Live On

...[U]ntil we stop appeasing the enemy with our groveling rhetoric and our foreign aid, the demise of bin Laden will not do much to convince the Islamists and their supporters that they can never win...
April 28, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

The Unexamined President and His Media Enablers

...[T]he mainstream media are getting wrong the significance of President Obama’s release of his actual birth certificate...
April 19, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

California Abandons History for Melodrama

Just when you think California can’t get any wackier, the state legislature steps up and proves you wrong...
April 10, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Foreign Policy Charity Should Start at Home

When people suffering under brutal autocrats and dictators have finally risen up to satisfy the innate human longing for freedom and democracy, we should support these aspirations on moral grounds...
April 5, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Memo to the General: Free Speech Doesn’t Kill People, Jihadists Kill People

General Petraeus should stick to the job at which he is skilled: destroying the enemy and creating the conditions under which American troops can accomplish their mission and return home. We already have enough flawed analysis coming from politicians...
April 3, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Running Scared of Islam

...[A] highly visible and critically praised Broadway play that will be seen by thousands is met by the insulted church with a shrug, while a solitary act by the leader of an obscure, 50-member, non-denominational congregation triggers lethal violence...
March 27, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

The Secularist Delusion

The dubious received wisdom rationalizing our current intervention in Libya was crystallized in Senator John Kerry’s recent essay...Apparently, many in Egypt didn’t get Kerry’s idealistic memo...
March 20, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Foreign Policy as Wishful Thinking

The current military intervention in Libya by the West has been marketed with the claim that its purpose, as French President Sarkozy put it, is “to protect the civilian population from the murderous madness of a regime that has forfeited all claim to legitimacy...
March 13, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Grievance Politics Barks, but the King Hearings Move On

The hearings convened by Rep. Pete King...to examine the recruitment of American Muslims as jihadist terrorists revealed all the pathologies of multicultural grievance politics that for decades now has compromised our response to Islamic jihad...
March 6, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Of Hawks and Flies

The international order...reminds me of the Spanish proverb about laws: they catch flies and let the hawk go free...The civil war raging in Libya, and the argument over what America’s response should be, illustrate this phenomenon...
February 27, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

The Fog of Revolution

Apart from celebratory statements applauding what looks like to us democratic “people’s revolutions” against tyrannous autocrats, the uprisings sweeping across the Muslim Middle East have created great uncertainty for policy-makers as they try to calculate a response...
February 21, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

The showdown between public unions and cash

The showdown between public employee unions and cash-strapped state governments on display in Madison should be bad news for President Obama and the Democrats...
February 12, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Not a Time for Wishful Thinking about Egypt

...[As] so many coo, like Shakespeare’s Miranda, “O brave new world, that has such people in’t,” prudence dictates that we respond as Prospero does: “’Tis new to thee...”
January 31, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Dumbing Democracy Down

...[Some] such statements simplify and distort the complex nature and historical progress of political freedom and the rights it guarantees...

Interviews

October 9, 2013 | Secure Freedom Radio

Bruce Thornton on Secure Freedom Radio (15:07)

Your owner's manual for your most important possession: Your freedom...
December 5, 2012 | American Family Radio

Bruce Thornton on the Nothing But Truth Radio Show (5:44)

April 20, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Bruce Thornton on John Batchelor

Guests: Laura Huggins, PERC; Greg Zuckerman, WSJ; Bruce Thornton, Hoover; John Fund, American Spectator...
November 2, 2011 | Nothing But Truth (American Family Radio Network)

Bruce Thornton on Nothing But Truth

[Interview begins around 12:00]...
October 31, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Bruce Thornton on the John Batchelor Show

GUESTS: Francesco Guerrera, WSJ; Bruce Thornton, Hoover; John Avlon, CNN; Laura Kasinof, NYT...
September 30, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Bruce Thornton on the John Batchelor Show

GUESTS: Adam Nossiter, NYT; Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategies Center; Peter Wonacott, WSJ; Bruce Thornton, Hoover...
March 15, 2011 | Dennis Miller Show

Why Powerful States Give In

Bruce Thornton, author of "The Wages of Appeasement," draws connections between Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America...
March 4, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Appeasement with Bruce Thornton: Chapter 5 of 5

Bruce Thornton outlines how appeasement continues to make us weak in the eyes of our terrorist enemies...
March 3, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Appeasement with Bruce Thornton: Chapter 4 of 5

Bruce Thornton says the U.S. had the Vietnam War won before it went about losing it...
March 2, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Appeasement with Bruce Thornton: Chapter 3 of 5

Bruce Thornton characterizes the thinking of Neville Chamberlain, the great appeaser of the 20th century...

Other Media

June 21, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

A Summer With Virgil

From Homer’s Iliad to Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War, these five classics make for sublime and delightful beach reading...
May 24, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

America's Problem of Assimilation

Are we a melting pot or a salad bowl?...
April 6, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Why Do Great Powers Decline?

Because their citizens choose to spend money on themselves, not on defense...
February 22, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

“Nature Fakery”

The vogue of environmentalism stems from two ancient myths disguised today by a thin veil of scientific authority...
January 6, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Iran on the Brink

For thirty years, America has appeased Iran, setting the stage for the current crisis...
November 22, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Arab Winter Approaches

In Egypt, one tyranny begets another...
October 21, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The End of the Euro?

Good riddance to a bad idea...
September 26, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Defund the U.N.

Why should we pay for the unprincipled behavior of hostile nations...?
August 18, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The United States of Entitlements

The 2012 presidential election will be a referendum on democracy...
June 28, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Appeasing Jihadists

A policy of guilt and flattery will not temper terrorists...
May 10, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Wages of Appeasement

We are blind to the real threat jihadists pose to America...