If the media is looking for a symbol of ‘deviancy’ in our politics that only ‘[makes] things worse,’ they should stop looking at the press secretary and instead look in the mirror.
Conventional wisdom fueled by the media is that the White House ignored the coronavirus threat in January and February. It is absolutely false.
The point of federalism is that it keeps the tyrants little, so they can be removed from office by the people closest to them.
All of their predictions are based on the conventional wisdom and assumptions of an insulted and excluded D.C. intelligentsia, and all are wrong.
Americans generally agree that news media should be ‘objective’ and ‘report the facts.’ But there is no such thing as merely reporting ‘the facts.’
The West has forgotten its own history, Shapiro argues, and is abandoning Judeo-Christian values and natural law in favor of moral subjectivism.
The news that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pled guilty to a process crime was enough to convince them of Trump’s guilt, despite the lack of evidence.
It’s no wonder Anakin Skywalker would think to resolve political conflicts by conversion or coercion instead of tolerance and persuasion.
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Jonah Goldberg’s defense of the legacy of the Enlightenment ends up being mostly a rehearsal of boilerplate 20th-century American conservatism.
Donald Trump, it turned out, read the conservative electorate much more accurately than the finest minds in Republican punditry. Their response is revenge.
There is nothing new under the sun, just different justifications for similar ideas. The Enlightenment had their own for racism, just as all ages have.
Jonah Goldberg is certainly not naive about the role religion plays in the ‘miracle’ of western classical liberalism. ‘Suicide of the West’ is best understood as an apologetic to non-conservatives.
Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West’ fails to acknowledge that the threat to liberal democratic capitalism is far deeper than tribalism or nationalism gone awry.
While the self-labeled remnant challenges conservatives to live up to a higher standard, others counter that we should leverage unified Republican government to secure policy wins.
An internecine debate about conservative support for Trump raises important questions about the role of the pundit and the purpose of debating ideas.
Jonah Goldberg’s response is more evidence of the reordering of the coalitional hierarchy of priorities within the American right.
Warring camps of employee activists at Google exemplify the dysfunction of our political climate and the rise of tribalism in American life.
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.
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