Nathanael Blake
Nathanael Blake
Nathanael Blake is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. He has a PhD in political theory. He lives in Missouri.
6 Tips For How To Survive Summer While Wearing A Business Suit

Male business attire, in particular, was not designed for a climate where the humidity hangs in the air like the sullen wrath of a petulant god, sprung fully formed from the armpit of Zeus.

Forcing Athletes To Stand For The National Anthem Is Stupid, Not Patriotic

Professional sports are overrun with schmaltzy patriotic displays that are not at all necessary and definitely should not be required for athletes.

White Privilege Has Become A Religion, Complete With Church Ladies

How enlightened, how sensitive these faithful must be to voluntarily enjoy having their sins denounced!

What’s Wrong With Using Solely Reason To Undergird A Political Philosophy

Conservatives (and libertarians) must confront the Enlightenment’s failures, and address the philosophical triumph of its critics.

Why Baseball Needs To Switch To Robot Umps As Soon As They’re Effective

If technology can provide an accurate and impartial strike zone, robot umps will enhance the real human elements of the game.

Left Finally Admits They Pack Courts With Politicized Judges, And Plan To Amp It Up

The proposal is simple: when Democrats next hold the presidency and Senate, they should pack the courts to ensure that the Left can achieve its goals.

You Don’t Have To Smoke Pot To Enjoy The Latest From Legendary Stoner Metal Band Sleep

If you like great riffs, and can either enjoy or overlook some nonsensical lyrics about pot, give Sleep and their latest offering a try.

Is Jonah Goldberg Right About Why We’re Committing Cultural Suicide?

Jonah Golberg’s latest book, ‘Suicide of the West,’ is a timely and incisive reminder not to take liberalism and capitalism for granted, but its diagnosis of why liberalism is failing is somewhat incomplete.

The Contradiction At The Heart Of Achieving Racial Justice In America

Anders Walker’s thoughtful new book, ‘The Burning House,’ examines a tough question: Can we achieve real equality while preserving African-Americans’ strong cultural identity that was forged in violence and oppression?

If The Left Doesn’t Like Hungary’s ‘Fascists,’ It Should Stop Creating Them

The overwrought response to an election in a small Central European nation reveals far more about the Left than it does about Hungary.

You Need To Do A Lot More Than Voting To Be A Good Citizen

It is one thing for a guitar player to not understand the physics of a tube amplifier; it is another for a free citizen to not know the basics of the government he or she is part of.

How To Respond With Reason And Compassion To Transgender Bullies

Scholar Ryan Anderson’s new book, ‘When Harry Became Sally,’ employs science, medicine, and philosophy to answer the question ‘What is the most loving and helpful response to the condition of gender dysphoria?’

Here’s Why Government Workers Deserve Mockery Every Now And Then

Among government workers whose jobs do not call on them to risk life and limb, there are two distinct categories: the Ambitious and the Comfortable.

Conservative Political Wins Won’t Depend On Donald Trump

Future conservative victories will rest not upon allegiance to Donald Trump, but upon a continued willingness to engage in intellectual inquiry and political persuasion.

Korean Dog Trade Highlights How American Kennel Club Hurts Dogs, Too

We should love dogs for who they are, not force them to conform to a ridiculous aesthetic ideal.

Our National Debt And Government Spending Are A Moral Abomination

Parents and grandparents who otherwise work hard to help their kids have no compunction about burdening them with endless budget deficits resulting in a crushing national debt.

How ‘Uncultured Multiculturalism’ Unravels The Problems Of Retelling Tolkien’s Tales

J.R.R. Tolkien’s tales of Middle-earth remain as beloved as ever. Yet, as our superficial culture rushes to absorb and adapt his work, it continually fails to understand the themes that make his work meaningful.

Americans Have Such Bad Sex Because Our Consent Standard Depends On Violence

The sexual revolution promised that hookups, casual encounters, and short-term relationships would be enjoyable and liberating, but they often result in misery and exploitation.

Crackdowns On Flying With Pets Illustrate Hazards Of Special Privileges

What originated as a protection for highly trained service dogs and the people who rely on them has become an exploit available to any unscrupulous pet owner.

No, Washington Post, Socrates Was Not A Social Justice Warrior

Social justice warriors are not the heirs of Socrates; they are precisely the sort of people who had Socrates sentenced to death.