Robert Weissberg asks why so many wealthy people invest so much money in fruitless schemes to close the racial achievement gap. It is not because they either have or could achieve that goal, so what drives these otherwise intelligent people to contribute resources to such a hopeless cause?
Henry Harpending makes the case that the conservative canon should include the latest science on human genetics. He considers many current political questions, and makes the case that a solid grounding in genetics can inform a wide variety of political decisions.
Chris Kopff reminds us of the importance of the first western conservative canon, the classical canon, including the Bible and the pagan classics. Has our abandonment of this canon improved our culture?
To understand American Foreign policy, one must understand American liberal teleology and its limitations.
Looking at the world through liberal glasses overstates the threat from non-liberal currents, and understates the difficulty of remaking the world in our liberal image.
Lee Congdon discusses George Kennan's political thought. He makes the point that the bipartisan enthusiasm for the so called "Arab Spring" has no basis in considerations of American Interests as Kennan would define them, or in the peace and stability of Arab countries.
Any American revival, which is not likely, is even less likely to begin with a mature foreign policy.
William F. Buckley is widely credited with making the post-war conservative movement in America. Thanks to his many weaknesses of character, he was also responsible for breaking it.
Conservatives value consensus and authority, but since the American consensus and American power structures have been completely captured by liberals, even conservative resistance to liberalism is defined in terms dictated by liberals. To escape this paradox, conservatives need to embrace moral essentialism and transcendance, and retake beauty from the left.
Paul Gottfried traces the development of the American Right and the Conservative Movement from Anti-Communism to Democratic Globalism and discusses the Conservative Movement and GOP's relentless leftward drift.