People over Place: Reviewing “The Culture Transplant” by Garett Jones

“Any serious government would, therefore, develop and implement immigration policy with the utmost care. Instead, our governments are experimenting with unprecedented peacetime increases in immigration that further expand ethnic and cultural diversity.”

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Mass Immigration and the American Nation

(Over 100 illegal immigrants rush a border fence in El Paso, Texas on March 21, 2024)

“The monthly encounters under President Biden have been like nothing else seen in American history. There are estimates that, in 2023, there were more illegal alien encounters per month than babies born to American mothers.”

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Grant Havers: The Conservative Tradition in Canada

“Yes, as you mentioned, one of the most interesting findings of Lament for a Nation, which came out in 1965—it’s Grant’s most famous book—is that in Grant’s view, there’s really no such thing as American conservatism.”

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Review: “In Defense of Civilization” by Michael R. J. Bonner

“Bonner has done a great service in reminding us what true civilization means, the cost of losing it, and how we can regain it.”

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Patrick Deneen: “Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future”

“The so-called conservative movement of the 1980s was anything but conservative.”

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The Media’s Blood Libel of Israel

(Mohammed al-Masri/Reuters)

All of this could have been uncovered with measured reporting and a skepticism that avoids trusting the word of the baby-murdering terror group, Hamas.”

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War in Israel, War in the West

(Getty)

This is not Israel’s 9/11. It is not even Israel’s Pearl Harbor. It is worse by an order of magnitude. The closest parallel is the Rape of Nanking.”

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Iran Invades Israel Through Hamas

But one thing is absolutely clear: This is war, not just a terror attack. This is war not just by Hamas on Israel, but by Iran—through Hamas—on Israel.”

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Paul Gottfried: Understanding the Rich History of Paleoconservatism

“Why is it more important to believe in my right to own a gun if I say it is a ‘human right’ or something like that then if I say it is a right which was given to free Englishmen in the Middle Ages and which is valued as a legacy of freedom for the last 800 years or 1,000 years and is part of our tradition of freedom?”

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Review: Carl Trueman’s “Strange New World”

(Dominique Maria Bonessi/WAMU)

It bears repeating that this is a very good book. Trueman performs a thorough but concise excavation of the intellectual, philosophical, and metaphysical currents that he sees as moving below the crashing waves of our present cultural storm.”

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Multiculturalism Is Madness

(Olga Akmen/AnaDolu Agency/Getty Images)

The fact is that, historically, Great Britain has had a remarkably stable demographic makeup for at least a thousand years, if not much longer. The idea that what we have experienced since 1997…is in any way comparable or equivalent to the past is nonsense, at best, and disingenuous, at worst.”

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Mary Harrington: On a Philosophy of Limits

“And my argument is that freedom and progress in the context of the cyborg era are actually inimical to women’s interests. They don’t make things better for any women, except [for] a very small, elite subset.”

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Jordan Peterson’s “A Conservative Manifesto” Is Not Conservative

It is instead Hayekian liberalism delivered with a Calvinist grimness.”

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The Queen: 1926-2022

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It is too much to say that the world will not see her like again; there is within all of us the potential to aim for the higher moral life that the Queen embodied, if we engage in the striving that she did that is necessary to attain this.”

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Review: “People Love Dead Jews” by Dara Horn

All of this is captured in twelve essays in novelist Dara Horn’s powerful and coruscating book on why people still love dead Jews over living Jews. It is a book that shreds modern piety and sophistry in equal measure.”

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