Peter S. Rieth

About Peter S. Rieth

Peter S. Rieth is a political scientist educated at Hillsdale College. He has written on political subjects for conservative American and foreign outlets.

Reflections of a Conservative Democrat

By |2019-01-07T15:16:24-05:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Conservatism, Faith, Featured, History, Liberalism, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Politics, Populism, Progressivism|

Democrats must return to that foundation which tempered all of their earlier radicalism and channeled it to relatively productive political conduct: Christianity… “All revolutions are amoral and sadistic—the French, the Bolshevik, the Nazi revolution… Social movements are born from Christ’s teaching to love thy neighbor, but all revolutions renounce Christ.” – Stanisław Cat Mackiewicz, Years [...]

The New West: Poland, America, and Christianity

By |2019-05-09T16:02:43-05:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland|

Editor’s Note: Contributor Peter S. Rieth has transcribed below his interview with Michal Krupa, the deputy director of the Polish National Party, concerning relations among Poland, the United States, the European Union, France, and Russia.  Peter S. Rieth: You hosted President Trump’s candidate for the US ambassador to the EU, Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, [...]

A Polite Warning to the French President

By |2017-06-10T07:33:16-05:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Europe, History, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland, Politics, World War II|

Real Europeans see history as a battle: first, to organize human life in accordance with national and popular principles, with traditions and habits; and second, not to be ruled by even the most perfect ideas thought up by foreigners… Author’s Note: French President Macron had harsh words for Poland, threatening the country with sanctions. [...]

President Trump’s European Trip: Success or Failure?

By |2017-05-30T09:29:40-05:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs|

Not too long ago, former French President Hollande quipped to the Polish Prime Minister: “You might have the ideals, but we have the money.” President Trump has just quipped back: “No François, I have the money.” We could be excused for thinking our ancestors of two generations ago were philosopher-kings. From FDR through Ronald Reagan, [...]

Eastward Expansion to Save the European Union

By |2017-05-12T22:44:04-05:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Europe, Foreign Affairs, History, Peter Strzelecki Rieth|

To save itself, Western Europe must flood itself with the vitality of Eastern European culture. The alternative is that Western Europe will continue to wither away and die… ‘The Slav Epic’ cycle No.18: ‘The Oath of Omladina under the Slavic Linden Tree,’ by Alfons Mucha I have spent at least the last [...]

The Pope’s Address in Rome: What the Critics Missed

By |2017-04-22T22:46:43-05:00April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Europe, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Politics, Pope Francis|

Pope Francis believes the remedy for Europe’s woes is a return to its humanist Christian cultural core. It is a noble vision, but one wonders to what extent it is realistic… Editor’s Note: Pope Francis delivered this address to “the heads of state and government of the European Union in Italy for the celebration [...]

What Are the Ramifications of the Syria Strike?

By |2017-04-11T22:53:00-05:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Constitution, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Presidency|

When Donald Trump's supporters elected him president, they did not expect a pacifist; but they did expect a president who would make America great again, in part, by restoring constitutional government... President Trump is wrong, both politically and militarily, in how he approached the recent allegations of a chemical attack in Syria. His decision to [...]

In Defense of Citizenship: The Silent Issue in the Immigration Debate

By |2017-04-29T10:02:28-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Donald Trump, Europe, Featured, Immigration, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Politics|

The citizen and the legal immigrant are superior; the non-citizen and the illegal immigrant are inferior. To view the two as equals is the definition of national suicide… As one of many Americans whose citizenship is derivative of the legal immigration and naturalization procedures of the United States of America, it is particularly distressing [...]

Tom Sawyer: Hero of Middle America?

By |2019-04-30T14:15:04-05:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Character, Culture, Featured, Literature, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Plato|

To ask boys and girls to read Tom Sawyer nowadays may be perceived as cruelty to children. To ask adults to take the book seriously is to risk being called a racist. As with most liberal learning, Tom Sawyer is slowly being relegated to university studies. This speaks badly of both schools and universities... Any [...]

President Trump and Justice for Europe

By |2017-01-26T22:31:07-05:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Presidency|

By speaking out harshly against Germany, President Donald Trump has stood up for the millions of decent, hard-working, God-fearing Eastern Europeans who have borne the burden of inhuman poverty for too long… American liberals pose as advocates of the poor, the alienated and the exploited. The operative word here is “pose.” If American liberals [...]

The Americanism of FDR & Donald Trump

By |2019-05-25T14:34:52-05:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: Conservatism, Donald Trump, Featured, Liberalism, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Politics|

What FDR called “the conception of Americanism” is far more important than the conception of “conservatism” or “liberalism”—and it is this same conception that President Donald Trump carries into office with him now… Conservatism, being a disposition rather than an ideology, has many shades of practical meaning. We find it sometimes in places least [...]

How the Democratic Party Can Save Itself

By |2017-02-09T11:55:52-05:00January 1st, 2017|Categories: Democracy, Donald Trump, Featured, Government, Ideology, Politics|

The Trump presidency offers Democrats the chance to split the Republican Party by standing with President Trump on some issues. If they don’t do this, Americans will continue preferring a divided Republican party over a Democratic party which simply represents partisan fringe groups rather than the great majority of working families that make up the [...]