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Politics and government

You Say You Want a Revolution

Morality is often reduced to choices, and imperfect choices at that. This is the human condition; to accept it and do the best we can is a brave thing, and…

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The Art of Losing

Can Democrats win back postindustrial America?

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The Ideal State

People in Chicago will tell you that there is a happy land not far away. Sitting on the ash heap of their own miseries, they mournfully explain that just over…

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Trumpism After Trump

Will the movement outlive the man?

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Trumpism After Trump

More than four more years? A look at the philosophy and die-hard adherents of National Conservatism

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The Deep State of Dementia

My first reaction upon seeing what was supposedly a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing what was alleged to be a mine from the broken hull of what we were…

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Sorry State

From behaviors for which local, state, and federal politicians in the United States have, in the past year, publicly apologized. Posing with a Confederate flagDressing up as a Confederate soldierClaiming…

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Winning the Peace

In October 1939, C. S. Lewis delivered a sermon at Oxford’s University Church, later published under the title “Learning in War-Time.” World War II had been under way for just a…

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No Reservations

From “The ‘Noble Indian’: A Godsend for the Extreme Right,” published in Le Monde last July. Translated from the French by John Cullen. Sitting Bull was a Sioux chief who…

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