People often point to the bitter fights of the Founding Era to demonstrate that this perniciousness is somehow endemic to American politics. This puts conservatives in a bit of a bind.
Our greatest presidents drank—some responsibly, others to hooch-happy excess. The effects of alcohol seem to have enhanced their statesmanship.
Donald Trump has hit upon our rage but can’t he remedy it, because he embodies the corruption his supporters despise.
Politics should be a process of compromise to achieve the best possible end given the circumstances, rather than a refusal to accept all but the most perfect outcome.
President Vladimir Putin curbed exploitative leaders, fought Communism, and protects his country’s interests above all others.
Ted Cruz embodies the two archetypes David Brooks has said are characteristic of great leaders. So why did Brooks just attack Cruz?
Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Its moral and political clarity points the way for all statesmen to traverse.
The dispute between John Adams and Edmund Burke can illuminate today’s differences between American and European conservatives.
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