The Role Of Fear And Identity In Uncertain Times

I think it’s important to understand how politics can be driven by fear.  That’s a common criticism of politics, but dismissing something as fear-driven is an easy way out that isn’t justified.  Fear-driven politics is a very normal thing and contrary to those who dismiss it, it’s very rational. It has a lot to do … Read more

What Scares Me About The American Left

I have become more and more uneasy with some of the manifestations of the modern left in America – identity politics, the campus PC culture, privilege theory, flirtation with far-left economic policies. Supporters say they are fighting for equality and justice.  I believe most are sincere and actually believe that they really are fighting for … Read more

What Are A Government’s Basic Obligations?

What are the goals of a national government? How are we to evaluate the success of a society?  This is my answer, or at least part of it. This is nationalist – I believe that nationalism has proven the only basis of government provides human rights and participation to the population, instead of just existing … Read more

Understanding the connection between Nationalism, Democracy, and Human Rights

You will hear many complaints about nationalism and tribalism these days, especially from cultural elites such as academics.  It’s become stylish to present these as negative ideologies that contribute to wars, etc. The implication is that human beings can somehow function without the group parts of their identity.  But before we throw the baby out … Read more

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