Category: Editorials

Home Editorials
Nikki’s Lost Cause
Post

Nikki’s Lost Cause

The hysterical response to Nikki Haley's Civil War comment simply shows that one is not allowed to contradict the narratives of our media betters or their interpretations of reality.

The MAGA Saga Must Play Out
Post

The MAGA Saga Must Play Out

The Trump saga will, and must, play out. Those who see themselves in his battle with the powerful, who see their troubles mirrored in his struggles, will not be denied.

Letting Paris Burn
Post

Letting Paris Burn

France is reaping the harvest of disastrous immigration and economic policies. Rather than advocating for an unlikely restoration of order in Paris and other riot-prone Western cities, conservatives should steel themselves to wait patiently for collapse.

The Future Past
Post

The Future Past

Archeofuturism, a concept that arose on the French New Right in the 1970s, charts a path toward a rebirth of tradition amid a future convulsed by technological change.

A Midwestern Morass
Post

A Midwestern Morass

Now that they hold the levers of power by a slim majority, Minnesota Democrats are cramming far-left bills through the legislature, showing what an assertive American left is willing to force upon its minority conservative population.

The Hitler of Legend
Post

The Hitler of Legend

Contrary to the standard view of historians, Hitler was not a conservative with pre-World War I aristocratic values, but a radical revolutionary who upended the traditional German power structure.

On Unjust Peace
Post

On Unjust Peace

The Ukrainian invasion may not have happened if the American government had not tried to push NATO to the borders of Russia. Conflict happens in international relations and does not require woke ideological hysteria as a response.

Are We the Baddies?
Post

Are We the Baddies?

It appears the U.S. government has attacked the civilian infrastructure of a NATO ally for the purposes of maintaining geostrategic advantage over both Europe and Russia, revealing the utter moral bankruptcy of U.S. foreign policy.

Conservative Gatekeeping
Post

Conservative Gatekeeping

Conservatism Inc. has a long history of purging undesirables who challenge its party lines, but those in charge of the movement typically hide this practice.

Three Cheers for the Twenty
Post

Three Cheers for the Twenty

In early January, 20 Republicans in the House of Representatives stood up to their Party’s corrupt leadership and forced the adoption of rule changes that will benefit Americans and restrict the activities of Washington’s bipartisan deep state.

Going Monthly
Post

Going Monthly

Despite the oppressive grip of the left on opinion-making media, Chronicles succeeded in its early years and celebrated its success by increasing its frequency to a monthly magazine.

A Midterm Reality Check
Post

A Midterm Reality Check

With the Georgia runoff results in, the midterms represent a remarkable achievement for the Democratic Party. They've held their own despite failing grades in all polls on inflation, crime, foreign policy, and immigration, and a mostly senile president.

The Trump Train Rides Again
Post

The Trump Train Rides Again

Donald Trump's announcement speech for his 2024 presidential bid raised more questions than answers about what he did or did not learn as an executive in his first term.

Monuments Matter
Post

Monuments Matter

The impending removal of Moses Ezekiel’s magnificent monument from Arlington National Cemetery follows well-laid out guidelines for obliterating the non-woke past everywhere in the culturally revolutionized West.

Reasonable Paranoia
Post

Reasonable Paranoia

The “conspiracy theorist” moniker has long been the left’s preferred label to shut down anyone who notices what they’re up to.

The Mortality Spike
Post

The Mortality Spike

In many countries, including the United States, there was a sharp rise in mortality, especially among the younger population, after the widespread rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

Conversion, Celebrity Style
Post

Conversion, Celebrity Style

Celebrities like Shia LaBeouf who come to traditional Catholicism with hat in hand during difficult times attest to the deep draw of that spiritual tradition and to its increasing influence in American culture.

FDA Fraud Unfolding
Post

FDA Fraud Unfolding

The court-ordered release of Pfizer's COVID vaccine documentation reveals disturbing data about the safety of the shot for pregnant and nursing women and for their babies.

Electoral Franchise Blues
Post

Electoral Franchise Blues

If you want to create and preserve a constitutional republic, you must be careful about who gets to vote. Once this sacred right is granted, it can never be withdrawn.

Equality’s Rising Flood
Post

Equality’s Rising Flood

The obsession with equality or "equity," transgenderism, racial politics and the rest of Western social wreckage since the 1950s was foreshadowed by the events of the French Revolution.

Apocalyptic Warnings
Post

Apocalyptic Warnings

While politicians and media stars talk casually of nuclear war, the risk of a catastrophe that could kill the majority of human life rises ever higher.

‘Sportswashing’ Abounds
Post

‘Sportswashing’ Abounds

Golf's civil war continues. The upstart LIV Tour has given players more leverage against the PGA, though some criticize it for its Saudi backing. But there's plenty of moral ambiguity to go around in sports...

Mar-a-Lago Thuggery
Post

Mar-a-Lago Thuggery

In ordering the unprecedented FBI raid of a former president's private residence, the Biden administration is playing with fire ... and driving Trump toward the 2024 White House.

Blacks on Abortion
Post

Blacks on Abortion

The U.S. black population has been disproportionately devastated by the practice of abortion, yet many black leaders have been cajoled into dutifully mouthing the abortion politics of their white leftist overlords.

The Tithes That Unbind
Post

The Tithes That Unbind

Millions of newcomers are rapidly eating away at the Mormon majority in Utah, and putting pressure on the Mormon Church to modify its stance on homosexuality. Some practice "gay tithing," sending money to activists trying to get the church to change.

Media Windbags
Post

Media Windbags

Emotional outbursts and misleading rhetoric from our political class and TV opinionators leave Americans confused about everything from Putin's motives to Caitlyn Jenner's degeneracy.

Germany, Harbinger of the Abyss
Post

Germany, Harbinger of the Abyss

Finis Germania is a posthumous collection of melancholy writing by German ecologist and sometime academic Rolf Peter Sieferle, who took his own life in despair in 2016. Sieferle regreted the disappearance of a recognizably Western civilization and deplored the likely ecological effects of a European continent thrown open to almost unrestricted Third World immigration.   ...

Snow Princess Does Beijing
Post

Snow Princess Does Beijing

Poor Gu Ailing, or, as we call her here in the country of her birth, Eileen Gu. She claims to have jumped ship to join the Chinese team for this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing because she hoped to inspire young athletes on both sides of the Pacific, and to spread goodwill between the nation...

Biden Voters’ Remorse
Post

Biden Voters’ Remorse

There seems to be a widespread belief that Joe Biden has exceeded the mandate for which he was elected. It seems we’re supposed to believe that those who voted for the Biden-Harris ticket craved moderation after Trump’s troubled and unsettling presidency. Writer and commentator Scott Jennings repeats this familiar narrative in a recent interview with...

With Friends Like These
Post

With Friends Like These

British author Douglas Murray recently wrote what he calls a “bit of self-criticism” about the American right in the online magazine UnHerd. Murray builds his argument around what he considers a very serious problem: “Bill Maher, Bari Weiss and a slew of other liberals who have fallen out with their own tribe have chosen not to...

The New American Genocide
Post

The New American Genocide

The political hostility of the United States today is directed at no one more than America’s European-descended whites—the group whose ancestors are largely responsible for settling, building, and defending this country. That is not to say others contributed nothing, but that the largest contributions and, indeed, the central elements of America’s political and cultural institutions...

The Making of a Gay Saint
Post

The Making of a Gay Saint

The U.S. Navy launched a new ship, an oiler christened the USNS Harvey Milk, on Nov. 6, 2021, at Naval Base San Diego, home port of the Pacific Fleet. Younger readers of this magazine may be forgiven if the significance of the name eludes them. Yet it is no exaggeration to say that Harvey Milk...

Paid to Hate Putin
Post

Paid to Hate Putin

It seems that National Review Editor Rich Lowry never tires of carrying water for the sponsors of his magazine, whether it’s the high-tech giants who help pay his gargantuan salary, or his neoconservative donors, whom he also faithfully serves. Most recently he honored his patrons with a dutiful denunciation of Russian President Vladmir Putin entitled...

From High Noon to Django Unchained
Post

From High Noon to Django Unchained

Our new issue of Chronicles contains several essays that assess films that can be classified in some sense as “conservative,” or at least dealing with themes of interest to the political right. Several of those who participated in making these movies and whom we discuss in this issue, such as Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov, American...

In Defense of Sam Francis
Post

In Defense of Sam Francis

Open season has been declared on the late and longtime Chronicles columnist Samuel Francis. Evidence for this can be found in, among other places, a diatribe recently published by political journalist Michael Lind in Tablet, “The Importance of James Burnham.” Lind started his essay by analyzing Burnham but then segued into unkind remarks about Burnham’s...