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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?

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The rise of the celebrity politician

In his own mind, every celebrity fancies himself or herself as a Philosopher King- or Queen-in-Waiting

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Whatever happened to the heroes?

Politicians as a class are almost without exception second- or third-rate people

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Ever the Twain

For an artist to qualify as a genius, he only has to do create a single masterpiece once. Twain did it twice

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The New American Language

Words and phrases we could do without

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Are you tired of experts?

The true scientist ‘believes the science’ only provisionally

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A novel ending

A great, even a good, novel has somehow the whole world in it, or even worlds

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The wonder of Wagner

There is indeed greatness in much of Wagner’s music. Pace Herr Nietzsche, he could write rhythm

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The trouble with America’s ‘systemic racism’

The United States has been no more racist, unequal and oppressive than most racially pluralist countries

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The author in full: Tom Wolfe

Wolfe excelled at capturing human foibles and petty vanities; anything deeper than that escaped him

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The demise of American schooling

Taxpayers have no reason whatever to continue to support the US educational profession, such as it is

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The future of populist conservatism

The anti-liberal opposition will continue to be demotic and anti-theoretic, impatient with and scornful of ideas, in public life especially

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Cormac McCarthy, brutal but brilliant

The harshness and hope of an American master

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The bourgeois class is the most cowardly and easily intimidated in history

The alliance between the Intelligentsia and the Cave Anarchists, while informal, is also entirely natural and indeed inevitable

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