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.

Television

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

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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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.

Books

The soul of Flannery O’Connor

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

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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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

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Whatever happened to the heroes?

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

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Books

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

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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The New American Language

Words and phrases we could do without

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Education

Are you tired of experts?

The true scientist ‘believes the science’ only provisionally

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

A novel ending

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

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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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

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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