Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, UK, and a senior contributor to The Federalist. His research is in great power-politics and neorealism. He also writes for Quillette, Providence Magazine, Spectator US, The Telegraph, Claremont Review of Books, International Affairs, Washington Examiner, and other publications. You can find him on Twitter @MrMaitra.
Coronavirus Has Driven A Stake Through Globalism’s Heart

In 2020, it is even more evident that global institutions are not to be trusted. During times of actual crisis, they are not just incompetent, but also downright indifferent to tragedy.

Coronavirus Is The World’s Biggest Stress Test Since World War II

Wuhun flu should be a wakeup call for conservatives, and bring forth a renewed appreciation of some ancient wisdom from a certain Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury.

China Is Lashing Out Because Wuhan Flu Has Unmasked It To The World

Communist China’s leaders are afraid because they feel a parallel to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which hardened everyone’s resolve and awakened a sleeping giant.

Why Bernie Sanders’s Dream Of Turning The United States Into Scandinavia Is Stupid

Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to transform the United States into Scandinavia. That should fill you with skepticism.

Joe Biden’s Campaign May Be Reinvigorated, But He Isn’t

It’s conventional wisdom that a Biden coronation and a hyper-disciplined party apparatus coalescing will bring everything back to normal in the frayed Democratic field. Not so fast.

Toby Young Leads Rebuke To Leftist Censorship With Free Speech Union

Toby Young explains the aims of his latest project, a British version of the ACLU, but one that actually defends free speech without nonsensical transgender activism or stupid intersectional tweets.

With Afghanistan Deal, Trump Has A Foreign Policy Record He Can Take To Re-Election

No new wars or interventions in Iran or Venezuela, a partial drawdown from Iraq and Syria, and an Afghanistan withdrawal deal is a foreign policy record to be proud of.

Michael Bloomberg Hasn’t Jettisoned Enough Of His Masculinity For Democrats, But He’s Trying

The presence of Bloomberg on stage finally opened up a lot of hidden fissures. What followed was a clash of two distinct cultures within the Democratic Party.

The ‘Russia Is Stealing The Election For Trump’ Craze Is Back For 2020

Like a risible sequel to the everlasting Star Wars franchise, an old story is back, just in time to delegitimize the next election.

It’s Time For Classical Architecture To Bring Down The Hideous Grey Totalitarians

Nothing riles the cultural relativists and totalitarians more than the classical Western canon. The movement to bring back classical architecture in both Britain and the United States is long overdue.

There’s No Country For Faux Moderates Like Joe Biden

Joe Biden is a man left behind in a party he helped transform under Barack Obama, one that is divided between outright socialists on one hand, and the pink police on the other.

Why It’s Delusional To Think Higher Education Is Free From Indoctrination

If academia shapes up to be the ideological opponent of more than half the population, conservatives will treat it as an enemy.

Now That Brexit Is Complete, It’s Time To Strengthen The Anglosphere

A new world order demands new geopolitical thinking and new leadership. An informal trade, research, and defense bloc that values national sovereignty would be a good start.

Brexit Coin Commemorates A Revolutionary Conservatism And Shift In The World Order

As a reforged connection to the rest of the Anglosphere beckons, Britain now feels the same shaky optimism its former colony once felt — trying to chart an independent way ahead, coming out of an empire.

Are Neocons Really Back In The Trump Administration?

There may be neoconservatives cheering that drone strike, as neoconservatives are wont to do, but it is unlikely that they are the ones driving policy.

New York Times Endorsement Of Warren And Klobuchar Reeks Of Ignorant Pomposity

The entire endorsement is a play for the ‘we’re all winners’ generation. To prioritize one candidate would require courage, which cannot be expected from the newspaper that pushes the ahistorical ‘1619 Project’ for clicks.

How Prince Harry Turned Into Lena Dunham

Composure and class, stoic fortitude, and a sense of duty are not due to bloodline or money. Some people naturally possess them, and some can attain them through discipline, but most do not.

AOC Is Right About Democrats’ Split Between Socialists And Liberals

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got one thing right: The ongoing split in the left is structural. That is an opportunity for conservatives.

Iran’s Attack On U.S. Bases Is A Face-Saving Gesture From The Ayatollahs

The length, scope, and operational duration of the attack suggests it is a targeted towards regime stability and an internal audience. Whether it leads to further escalation is a political call.

Don’t Repeat The Last Two Decades Of Foreign Policy Idiocies With Iran

The best way to neutralize Iran is to have them overstretch. An older, forgotten grand strategy where adversaries bleed each other is in the Western interest.