The limited mobilization of Russian troops in the Ukraine conflict is the natural result of Putin’s hesitant and risk-averse leadership. It makes sense only if it is the first step toward total mobilization, both military and economic.
Frank Meyer’s attempt to codify a conservative consensus must be understood in the context of his day, when remnants of the Old Right were marginalized and conservatism was dominated by anti-Communism.
The bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan did not damage the global power of the U.S., but it altered the geopolitical landscape in that region, and it left a trail of humanitarian destruction in its wake.
The officially approved “left” and “right,” although riven in apparent conflict, in fact represent little more than a debate between managerial styles. The real class struggle today is between the supporters and the critics of the Western managerial-therapeutic regime.
For the Democrats, it is no longer even necessary to produce sentient candidates. Our media will invent made-to-order “progressives” and, if necessary, carry them across the electoral finish line, while their opponents are belittled or kept from public view.
Mikhail Gorbachev was perhaps the most abject failure among late 20th-century leaders. He let a destructive genie out of the bottle that led to NATO’s eastward expansion and laid the groundwork for the war in Ukraine.
The assassination of Aleksandr Dugin’s daughter, Darya, is a tragic consequence of the Western-media myth that he is Putin’s political mastermind. In reality, the eccentric philosopher wields no influence in Russia.
Catholic ‘post-liberals’ like Patrick Deneen give the impression of wanting to burnish their conservative credentials while avoiding sticky subjects. A real defense of Western civilization should not turn a blind eye to the evil of the left’s antiwhite racism.
Luminary paleoconservative, Chronicles’ own Sam Francis, foresaw how the vast managerial state would increase its stranglehold over its citizen-subjects. But there are signs that Leviathan is losing its grip.
The myth of the French Revolution inherently perpetuates an emotional, moral, and intellectual schism within a great nation. It has been poisoning the bonds among members of the French polity for over two centuries.
Edmund Burke was not the only great early critic of the French Revolution. De Maistre and Taine also developed strong, distinct criticisms of the revolutionaries in the period immediately following the Terror.
America is now in a military alliance with Finland—the newest member of NATO. No Cold War president would have risked the survival of our nation to defend a distant country that has never been a U.S. vital interest.
The recent harassment of Supreme Court Justices is a continuation of years of abuse and violence against conservative public figures in both public and private spaces. Some of us can’t even dine in peace.
U.S. and UK officials have been sabotaging attempts to reach a cease-fire in Ukraine in an attempt to embroil Russia in a war of attrition. It’s time for a sober reassessment of a strategy that has backfired on Western leaders.
Celebration of Canada Day in modern-day Canada is marked by official attempts to shame the nation’s history and tear down the monuments of its past. Canada is a “post-national state” and an archetypal example of a late-modern, so-called liberal democracy.
After the Roe reversal protests erupted all across the country, with the largest in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles—cities in states with virtually zero probability that their lawmakers will pass laws restricting abortion.
Recent statements by Germany’s foreign policy adviser, Jens Plotner, have exposed a general weakening of the narrative that asserts a perfectly monolithic Western world, rock-solid in its determination to punish Russia.