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12 Southerners

Traditionalists Between Two Rocks

We observe many confounding and often confusing reactions and attitudes in America in 2020. Perhaps the most alarming is an abandonment of what our Union and form of government were originally conceived to be, at…


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Centralization and the New American Order

Abstract: This paper argues that centralization is both contrary to the received traditions of the American people and has proven negative to all aspects of good governance and society – excluding order which cannot long…


John C. Calhoun Statue

Government for the Common Good

American conservatism has come to view Constitutional originalism as a sacrament, and the ‘Founders’ as apostles of light. This view differs only slightly from the left-liberal conception. Both derive from Classical Liberalism, an experiment of…


Providence and the Straussian Narrative

I considered beginning this article with some variation of “there is a war going on within conservatism”. I wrote about the issue just the other day. However, that is not quite accurate. The war is…


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Jaffite Historical Agenda

Brion McClanahan, writing recently in Chronicles, on a topic that at first glance, seems tiresome, yet, it is relevant in ways many conservatives fail to understand. Of late there has been something of a resurgence…







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