In his letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Jounral
, Harry V. Jaffa points out the real cause of Joe Louis' demise: the IRS.
Director Martin Scorsese tells a rich story of how the lower Manhattan he grew up in came to be. But, contrary to the film's tagline, America was not "born in the streets," writes Ken Masugi.
There are some conservatives to which the accusation of racism simply does not stick, as badly as the Left wishes it would, writes Institute fellow Steven Hayward.
A book is truly the gift that keeps on giving. We asked eight friends and contributors to the Claremont Review of Books
to recommend books for Christmas that warm the heart, prod the mind , and stir the soul.
Is the Republican Party still true to its principles? Institute fellow Mackubin Thomas Owens writes on the only reason Trent Lott should resign.
A new book by senior fellow Paul Marshall.
Everybody knows that ideas have consequences. But, Gerard Alexander writes in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
, ideas wouldn't be consequential without certain interests in mind. Take the Thatcher Revolution in Great Britain.
Nietzschean historicism runs throughout much of Francis Fukuyama's writing, says Larry Arnhart. He reviews Our Posthuman Future
in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
America cannot possibly reform tyrannical Arab regimes such as Iraq or, for that matter, Saudi Arabia, argues Angelo Codevilla. The choice is to suffer their causes and their terrorist methods—or to kill them.
If Joseph Epstein is a snob, at least he's the American version, writes Glenn Ellmers in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
American imperialism? It's an oft-made assertion from the left and the right. But it's not the best way to describe U.S. foreign policy, argues Patrick J. Garrity in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
The gulf between the philosophical assumptions of Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan all but preclude the possibility of a dialogue, writes John Marini in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Long before Samuel Huntington, John Quincy Adams understood our modern "clash of civilizations," writes Richard Samuelson in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Can a liberal regime like the United States do without honor? Adam Wolfson delves into the question in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
The Democrats underestimated George W. Bush, but the Republicans risk misunderstanding him, writes Charles R. Kesler in the Winter 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Senior fellow Thomas G. West writes on the illuminating differences between two of America's most important conservative scholars.
Radical Islam continues to be portrayed as a movement fueled by the standard hatred for America. But this view overlooks its true character: religious, ideological, and bent on conquest, writes senior fellow Paul Marshall.
John Rawls, one of America's most famous academic philosophers, died on Sunday. The Fall, 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
contained a fine essay by Michael Zuckert examining Rawls' thought and career. We invite you to read it here.
What must citizens do to stop a flood of illegal immigration when the government will not? Institute fellow Mackubin Thomas Owens writes on the rehabilitation of the militia.
No racism, no sexism, no homophobia ... no classroom discussion? Institute fellow Eugene Volokh writes on the latest development in the decline of the American university: speech codes.
Do we keep trying to untangle, or do we cut? Fellow in California studies Victor Davis Hanson writes on our own Middle Eastern knots.
Why try to work with the Left politically when it has become so very wrong? Institute fellow Hadley Arkes writes on what ought to be the new tone in Congress.
Fear, false accusations, and slanted polling data have always seemed to work for Minnesota's Left — but not this November. Institute Chairman Bruce Sanborn writes on the local victory.
William T. Lee, former Senior Intelligence Officer during the Cold War and tireless advocate of national missile defense, has died. In addition to serving his country in intelligence, Mr. Lee wrote six books and numerous articles, notably on the ballistic missile defenses of the Soviet Union and Russia. The Center for Security Policy has posted this tribute.
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When it comes to being underestimated, President Bush shares a common experience with Lincoln, writes Institute fellow Mackubin Thomas Owens.
Thomas DiLorenzo's book The Real Lincoln
profoundly distorts American history and the achievements of Abraham Lincoln, writes the Director of the Center for Local Government, Ken Masugi.
Intellectuals have played numerous roles in the service of U.S. presidents, from hagiographer to (rhetorical) hit man, notes Matthew Robinson in his review of Tevi Troy's Intellectuals and the American Presidency
Modern warfare is always accompanied by strange lines of thought on all sides. Victor Davis Hanson, Institute fellow in California Studies, writes on the beginnings of our own perplexity.
The current congressional debate over homeland security ignores some vital issues discussed by John Eastman, director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
, and adjunct fellow Mackubin Thomas Owens, at the 2002 annual APSA meeting.
Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science at Loyola College in Maryland, reviews Harry V. Jaffa's most recent book, A New Birth of Freedom
Forget Maya Lin and the New York postmodernist crowd. Elliott Banfield offers a proposal for a dignified memorial to the September 11 attacks that honors the dead and beautifies lower Manhattan.
Senior fellow Charles Kesler offers these reflections a year after September 11th.
Richard Reeb, long time associate of the Claremont Institute, writes on the connection between remembrance and action on this year anniversary of September 11th.
Mark Blitz examines why some intellectuals are so attracted to tyranny in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Senior Fellow Angelo M. Codevilla responds to critics of his arguments in "Victory: What it Will Take to Win" in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Christopher Flannery examines four books, from the left and the right, that try to win the hearts and minds of Americans in the war on terror.
Senior fellow Patrick J. Garrity reviews Max Boot's The Savage Wars of Peace
Senior Fellow Steven F. Hayward tackles Robert Caro's latest volume on Lyndon Johnson in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Fellow James Higgins explores the new liberal economics of Joseph Stiglitz in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Courage isn't what it used to be, reports Claremont Review of Books
Editorial Assistant John B. Kienker in the Fall 2002 issue.
Sally C. Pipes examines the havoc wreaked by Title IX in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Fellow Julie Ann Ponzi looks at feminists and the "paradox of natural mothering" in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
On the eve of the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we asked five distinguished commentators to assess Angelo M. Codevilla's ongoing "Victory Watch." William F. Buckley, Jr., Frank Gaffney, Mackubin T. Owens, Norman Podhoretz, and David Tucker answered the call. Angelo Codevilla responds.
Michael M. Uhlmann gives Chief Justice John Marshall his due in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Why do conservatives love the novels of Dostoevsky so much? Senior Fellow Thomas G. West exposes the nihilism at the core of the Russian's masterpiece in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Delba Winthrop reviews Sheldon S. Wolin's Tocqueville Between Two Worlds
in the Fall 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books
Why doesn't anyone say, "Remember 9/11"? We may wish it, but it's not on our lips, our billboards, or our televisions. We have not vowed it, at least not as we should, argues Claremont Review of Books
Editor Charles R. Kesler.
By constitutionalzing government, warning against tyranny, turning spirit to industry, seeing thought as the labor of science and downplaying the attractions of politics Locke tries to foster useful inequalities that do not challenge the root natural equality and independence of human beings, writes Institute Fellow Mark Blitz.
Institute Director Pat Sajak speaks on the divide between Hollywood and media elite and people who live in the real world.
If Western civilization can be attacked on many fronts, then it must be defended on many fronts, writes senior fellow Mark Helprin.
Adjunct fellow James Higgins explains the formerly
obscure but suddenly prominent issue of how companies treat the cost of stock options that they issue to employees.
The financial corruptions of the 1980s were chiefly offenses by a few rogues in the system, writes adjunct fellow James Higgins. The corruptions of the 1990s were corruptions of the system itself.
The Claremont Institute offers a week-long seminar on the principles of the American Founding for civic-minded professionals who are working in the area of national public policy, and who seek the return of limited constitutional government. The 2005 seminar will run August 6-14 in Southern California. Applications are now available for download.
What better time than now to renew our acquaintance with the statesmanship of Winston Churchill?
President Clinton's quotation of Washington in his State of the Union address was self-incriminating. He'd better hope the attending Senators didn't notice.
Adjunct Fellow Matthew Robinson reminds us that June 14 is Flag Day and we should remember not just the stars and stripes, but another flag that men fought and died under during the Revolutionary War.
America's "war on terrorism" did not veer off course in the spring—it was never on course in the first place.
Wisdom for graduates this commencement season.
Big Government is bad not so much because it is big and costly but because it is disordered and, in principle, unlimited.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is one of the most important writers of the 20th century, and has had more direct influence on politics than any other author since Jean Jacques Rousseau, writes James F. Pontuso in the Spring 2002 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.
This bonding of civil and religious liberty is the core of the idea of limited government, and hence of freedom in our world, for we are compelled both to rely upon and to enjoy a degree of personal autonomy that was inconceivable in the ancient city, writes distinguished fellow Harry V. Jaffa.
Rather than dole out trillions of dollars to questionable recipients, argues Senior Fellow Edward J. Erler, the best "reparations" we could give would be a better application of the principles of justice established by America's Founders and Lincoln.
President Bush's granting of amnesty to illegal immigrants is hardly as compassionate as it appears, since it is well designed to help cover for Vicente Fox's dismal economic performance, particularly his failure to create the hundreds of thousands of jobs he promised, writes Senior Fellow Edward J. Erler.
Institute fellow Mackubin Thomas Owens argues that the most important political decision we face today is a choice between reaffirming the natural rights of the Declaration of Independence
or the prevailing doctrine of rights as a gift from government.
Henry Adams was American in a way in which few if any of his contemporaries could be, and which has since become impossible, writes Christopher Flannery in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
Since September 11, polls have found public confidence in Washington at levels not seen in more than 30 years. Some liberals have forthrightly declared that they're back in business. Are they right, asks Steven F. Hayward in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
The age's general challenge to American ideals becomes more of a genteel story of the accumulating burden of the past within the family Adams. It wasn't all the Adamses' fault, though they might like to think so, writes Charles R. Kesler
The Claremont Review of Books
has lost its editor, the Claremont Institute its president, and I have lost a dear friend, writes Charles R. Kesler in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
Larry P. Arnn, Christopher Flannery, and Peter Schramm reflect on the loss of a patriot, scholar, and friend.
What can government do? More precisely, what is its proper function? For an answer, turn on the news, and watch the latest actions of Americans in uniform, writes John J. Pitney, Jr., in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
John Quincy Adams set out to save the American republic and ensure his own glory at the same time. By setting off the sparks that Abraham Lincoln would soon blow into the fire, Adams may have done both, writes Richard Samuelson in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
Is there not a body of academic scholarship in place that has refuted progressive thought and that will, over time, have an increasingly large political effect, asks Thomas B. Silber in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
Unlike Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson, John Adams never had what he called "puffers," or what we today call PR men. Until now, writes C. Bradley Thompson in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
The attacks on September 11 are the clearest indication yet that we are engaged in the next stage of the imperial struggle, writes David Tucker in the Winter 2002 Claremont Review of Books
The greatest vigilance is needed among citizens in light of media polling, which has become a primary ally in expanding the size of big government, writes Institute fellow Matt Robinson.
In this speech, which appeared in the 2002 edition of Vital Speeches of the Day
, Brian Kennedy spoke on changes in the urgent need for a ballistic missle defense system since September 11th.