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Daniel McCarthy

Daniel McCarthy is the editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review, the VP for ISI’s Collegiate Network and a Spectator contributing editor and columnist.

Politics

Liberalism gave us this hard new right

The more power the left gains, the more obvious its failures become

By Daniel McCarthy

Russia

Why Putin won’t save NATO

The West’s best hope is to rediscover a self-affirming anti-imperialism on the nationalist right

By Daniel McCarthy

Russia

Putin’s endgame is preserving ‘his’ Russia

And his invasion of Ukraine shows how far he’s willing to go to achieve it

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

How conservatives concede the culture

They live in an eternal present that must be defended against a dreadful future

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The multinational that ate Virginia

For many activists, Glenn Youngkin is the face of a GOP that can win — with or without Trump

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

January 6 was an alarm bell

We should follow the lead of Thomas Jefferson, who recognized Shays’ Rebellion as a symptom of a deeper problem

By Daniel McCarthy

International

The next chapter in American foreign policy

Our choices are constrained by the needs of our internal order

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Who won the Cold War, anyway?

Conservatism may have won the Cold War, but conservatives lost the peace in the West

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Welcome to the age of entropy

Our direction is not toward liberalism, but away from order of any kind

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The vanishing presidency

Without ‘competence’ as its rationale, what does the Biden administration have to fall back on?

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The War on Terror is a war of religion

Western policymakers think of themselves as revolutionaries, when they are more like theologians

By Daniel McCarthy

International

Who lost Afghanistan?

Biden has made grave mistakes. Withdrawal isn’t one of them

By Daniel McCarthy

International

The last war for democracy

Islamism has every reason to triumph in Afghanistan. But its triumph may be its undoing

By Daniel McCarthy

International

The American epoch of failure 

A lost war does less damage to a country like the United States than a war that cannot be won

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

The Democrats should investigate themselves for insurrection

The attempt to demonize the vast majority of January 6 protesters who did not break the law is the real threat to democratic freedom

By Daniel McCarthy

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