October 17, 2018

For 70 years, the United States and the liberal order she has led have maintained the most prosperous and peaceful era in human history. That is not to say it has been a utopia. Every single president has had foreign policy blunders and miscalculations--after all, the hardest part of the job is to reconcile political expediency with strategic imperatives. The end of the Cold War, for example, heralded a triumphant defeat of to...

September 7, 2018

It was a humbling moment to be able to pay respects to Senator McCain as the motorcade rode through the Constitution Avenue. It was very personal for me, because John McCain represented the values that attracted me to the United States. I believe that America is an indispensable nation, because she is founded not on the kinship of blood, but a noble creed that transcends all immutable traits, tribes, and borders. The idea that...

July 16, 2018

This gal approaches you at CPAC and says "Hi, I am a Russian activist advocating for gun rights and Christian family values in a post-Soviet Russia. Unfortunately my country is unfairly being maligned in today's political environment, but please know that there is more to it than what you hear on the news. I hope that our peoples can herald a new beginning under Candidate X's presidency. Good day and God bless." 
 

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December 26, 2017

When then-candidate Trump defied all expectations and won last year, I was, to put it simply, frozen in terror. I wondered whether he could actually execute the Jacksonian platform he ran on-- namely, if he would walk out of NAFTA, cripple NATO's operational readiness, demand rent from Japan and South Korea, and turn a blind eye to Vladimir Putin's tyrannical ambitions to replace the liberal world order with a new one based on...

October 17, 2017

The Declaration of Independence channeled at the time of its conception, and channels now, inherently radical ideas that ran against all established dogmas of the old world. Namely, the assertion that certain rights of man exist in the state of nature, independently of the wishes or prerogatives of any regent or government, and that the universal supremacy of these rights override even the sovereignty of nations. This amalgama...

August 5, 2017

Ever since the end of the last world war, our species has been going through the most materially prosperous era in human history. Certain institutions and concepts that the American-led liberal world order has promoted, such as universally agreed upon mores in diplomacy and a globalized world economy that necessitates rapprochement between nations, have minimized the threat of conventional wars between sovereign nation states...

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