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The exhortative tradition in America

To summon your brethren to raise a City Upon a Hill as a beacon to all mankind is a pretty tall order

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Does Liz Cheney want to be a Republican?

Or a congresswoman?

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The foremost challenge facing Western democracies

In the absence of a Brahmin class, any civilization worthy of the name is impossible

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Liz Cheney, pioneer girl

Why out-of-staters are funding the NeverTrump Wyoming congresswoman

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The peculiarly American attitude toward change

Until quite recently, the preponderance of the country viewed suspicion of change, let alone resistance to it, as un-American

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Why we should venerate Evelyn Waugh

Waugh was unquestionably among the greatest novelists of the 20th century

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Politics

Liz Cheney is running scared in Wyoming

Wyoming loves Donald Trump. Cheney hasn’t shown her face in these parts in forever

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Politics

A Cheney imperiled

Can the Wyoming congresswoman face down a cowboy rebellion?

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Modern English

The English language as written today is often nearly incomprehensible on first reading

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The importance of formality

Formality at each level of society and in every social venue is an indispensable source and preserver of morale

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Perry Mason was America’s Sherlock Holmes

Perry Mason personified the country that won World War Two and was enjoying well-deserved prosperity

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The straitened situation of conservatism

The prevailing assumption has been that the natural historical trend is leftward

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The error of idealism

Idealism comes naturally to liberal societies because it has no inherent principles and no rules to follow

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The problem with progressives

Progressives claim to abhor the concept of class, yet no group in this country is as conscious of it as they are

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The soul of Flannery O’Connor

Was Flannery O’Connor a racist, or was she not?

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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