Category Archives: Political Theory

Patrick Deneen – Why Liberalism Failed

Despite it being conducted by a renowned cuck, there’s a worthwhile email interview with Patrick Deneen, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, whose new book Why Liberalism Failed was published today. Deneen’s diagnosis of the crisis … Continue reading

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Murray Rothbard’s Influence on the Alt-Right

In The Baffler, liberal John Ganz discusses the life and thought of pioneer paleolibertarian Murray Rothbard, whom Ganz sees as a “philosophical harbinger of Trump and the alt-right” (“The Forgotten Man”). Here’s a nice Rothbard quote from the piece: And … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Exhibit: “Carl Schmitt, You and Me”

From OC Weekly, an ‘art exhibit’ that seeks to simultaneously discuss Carl Schmitt’s political philosophy, visually present the horrors of gun ownership, all while stylistically making fun of some MAGA white men who own a gun store in Maine: Stepping … Continue reading

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Green in Scrutopia

Dominic Green visits Scrutopia and reports on Roger Scruton’s Burkean strand of environmentalism.

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Civic Nationalism: Pt. 218

Audacious has a good post on how “Civic nationalism is implicit white nationalism” and Z Man has a good post on the “Civic Religion“.

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Proposition Nation vs. Blood & Soil

From a speech McCain gave last night: “To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy

“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.” — G.K. Chesterson, Orthodoxy (1908)

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Samuel Huntington, Prophet for the Trump Era

WaPo has an article on “Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era”. The article is decent overview of Huntingtons’ intellectual progression from civic nationalist to a more pessimistic, European-chauvinist perspective, which of course the WaPo writer finds abhorrent: President … Continue reading

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Roger Scruton: How To Be A Conservative

The Hoover Institute’s Uncommon Knowledge series just posted a wonderful, 45 min interview with the great Roger Scruton, on the topic of ‘How to Be a Conservative’. From the Hoover Institute description: In the latest episode from Uncommon Knowledge, Sir Roger … Continue reading

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Dialogues in Scrutopia

In The New Criterion, Daniel Mahoney reviews the book Conversations with Roger Scruton, which is a series of interviews Mark Dooley (Scruton’s intellectual biographer) held with the great and incredibly prodigious Roger Scruton: How does one begin to classify the prodigious … Continue reading

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