Nathanael Blake
Nathanael Blake
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Nathanael Blake is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. He has a PhD in political theory. He lives in Missouri.
NYC Bans People From Talking To A Therapist About Discomfort With Sex

In New York City, a therapist can tell a man with gender dysphoria that he is a reincarnation of Napoleon, but not that he is a man.

Marie Kondo Is Right: We All Need To Throw Away Some Books

Marie Kondo tells us to reduce the size of our libraries, but not all books are created equal. It’s well worth keeping around the tomes that feed your mind.

Why Pro-Lifers Are Right About Abortion Even If They Are Hypocrites

Turning the debate away from the reality of abortion to questions of whether pro-lifers are sufficiently consistent or charitable is just a diversion.

Today’s Left Now Openly Aims To Make Christians Second-Class Citizens

Centuries ago, the British imposed penal laws on Irish Catholics and dissenting Protestant minorities. Might we be moving in a similar direction here?

The Syria Controversy Is A Proxy War Over America’s Foreign Policy

James Mattis’s departure highlights the broader legitimation crisis that results from American foreign policy being run without democratic accountability and against popular opinion.

It’s Not Populism Waging A War On Women, It’s Liberalism

Peter Beinart fails to establish his theory of misogyny as the definitive attribute of an authoritarian front from Manila to Milan, partly because many of his examples are dishonest or obtuse.

How To Get Out Of Our Trump-Themed Political ‘Groundhog Day’

So far, President Trump is guilty of a lot of things, none of which are big enough to lead to impeachment. When will the political circus cease?

If You Think Trump’s Populism Is Bad, Wait Until France’s Hits The United States

The left’s young radicals will be no more forgiving to the liberal elites than the populists will. In the end, they too will turn on those who led them to ruin.

How To Buy Jewelry For Your Wife Or Girlfriend

This holiday season, be conscious of your budget, take note of her taste, and heed a few simple design rules to get her a gift she’ll love.

The Left’s Accusation That The Right Is Fascist Is Simply Psychological Projection

Antifa wants to pretend they’re fighting a fascist dictatorship, but what they don’t realize is that limited government is the best safeguard of all.

The Only Way To End Gun Violence Is To Ban Guns Completely

Knowing that Americans do not want to give up their right to keep and bear arms, many gun control supporters peddle a soothing lie wrapped in panic.

Why The ‘Emerging Democratic Majority’ Isn’t Happening

The promise of inevitability has not only led Democrats to overlook logistical and structural problems but has also encouraged them to indulge their leftist passions.

The U.S. Gamble With National Debt Makes Playing The Lottery Look Smart

The truth is that we are the problem. Our benefits are ordinary, even small, to us, but collectively they are large enough to bankrupt our nation.

Why It’s Ridiculous For Everyone With A PhD To Demand To Be Called ‘Doctor’

Non-medical doctors will not gain any respect by insisting on their academic titles outside of the traditional academic and professional realms in which they are used.

Why ‘Mansfield Park’ Was Jane Austen’s Best Novel

Modern readers aren’t quite as interested in a tale where virtue is rewarded and vice punished, but it’s her best regardless.

I Was A Never Trumper Until Democrats Went Gonzo On Kavanaugh. Now, Hand Me That Red Hat

As a voter who recognizes the unfortunate realities of our politics, I believe supporting Trump has become the responsible choice.

Why The Left Will Never Apologize For Brutalizing Brett Kavanaugh And His Family

If Kavanaugh is innocent of sexual assault, then those who eagerly condemned him are guilty of slander, bias, and poor judgment. Thus, they have to believe that Kavanaugh is a monster

The Left Is Using Brett Kavanaugh As A Scapegoat For Sex Scandals They’ve Indulged

The Kavanaugh chaos is not politics as usual, even in the norm-shattering age of Trump. Rather, it is a convergence of the neuroses and contradictions in American culture.

Why Reason Turned Into A Dead End For Enlightenment Philosophy

We are finite, contingent beings, and we must not presume that our reason is capable of transcending this to achieve a sort of God’s-eye view of reality.

The Liberal Defense Of Campus Free Speech Is Admirable But Inadequate

In Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman’s ‘Free Speech on Campus,’ two liberal academics make an admirable defense of free speech but are ultimately too charitable to the leftist radicals who dominate campus debates.