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.

A Love Letter to Great Americans

By |2020-02-24T16:59:52-06:00November 12th, 2016|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Presidency|

The repeated suggestion made by the mainstream elite—that We The People are uneducated, racist, and ignorant of the world—is an affront to the dignity of the American voter, and it was met with the appropriate response at the ballot box last time around, as the people chose Donald Trump. On the morning of November [...]

The German Destiny in European Affairs

By |2020-01-28T13:00:30-06:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Politics|

“Being German,” wrote Thomas Mann, “means culture, soul, freedom, art and not civilization, society, the right to vote.” Following the collapse of Europe in 1945, a new Germany has risen from the rubble of Europe’s historic capitals and as the centennial of Mann’s brilliant analysis draws near, one wonders whether today we ought to [...]

Has Great Britain Decided to Go It Alone in the World?

By |2020-01-28T12:56:27-06:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, England, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Politics|

I should like to take it upon myself to explode some of the more ridiculous notions now in circulation in the mainstream press on the subject of Europe and provide for readers a clearer picture of the continent and a sober analysis of its plight. Beyond the simple utility of establishing a realistic political [...]

On Belarus: A Martyrdom & a Model for the West

By |2018-12-12T15:30:30-06:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Language, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland, Politics|

The young woman closed her eyes on the night just prior to her wedding and found herself being addressed by Mary, the Mother of God. The young woman was promised a wedding in a red dress. She dutifully and tearfully left her fiancé and embarked upon a life of prayer in search of the answer [...]

Europe’s Founding Mother

By |2016-08-07T00:16:41-05:00August 6th, 2016|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Europe, Poland, Virtue|

Born on Easter in April of 1865, Saint Urszula Ledóchowska taught that great men and women are brought up on the holy laps of Christian mothers. This Austrian-born Countess had a most holy mother who brought up two saints (one beatified, the other canonized), a Polish General, and a General of the Jesuit Order. [...]

Donald Trump & the Politics of Manliness

By |2020-10-08T10:58:45-05:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Donald Trump, Featured, Politics|

Mr. Trump offers Americans a chance to regain something we lost on account of the George W. Bush presidency: our confidence in ourselves as winners. Donald Trump has been accused of childishness over the course of the 2016 presidential election season. Sometimes the charge has been that he whines and stomps like a child [...]

What Should America Do at the NATO Summit?

By |2020-05-21T10:43:49-05:00July 5th, 2016|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Military, Politics, Russia, War|

Poland and the Baltic states cannot be permitted to exploit American military engagement in Eastern Europe as a means of driving a permanent wedge between NATO and Russia. A permanent discord between NATO and Russia will only add yet another costly volatile region to the world’s growing list of concerns. Many of NATO’s anxious [...]

Can the Supreme Court Help Us Understand Brexit?

By |2020-01-28T12:08:23-06:00June 24th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Politics|

To understand the result of the British referendum to leave the European Union it is enough to read the US Supreme Court decision, issued on the same day as the British referendum. The Court’s decision is a classic work of American federalism. The one sentence ruling is easily intelligible to all citizens. It correctly [...]

Overcoming Evil With Goodness

By |2020-08-15T17:41:46-05:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Cold War, Communism, Poland, Timeless Essays, Truth, War|

As you read the teachings of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, dear reader, do not let your mind be fooled into thinking them the ravings of a dreamer, nor the naive prattling of a simpler age. Father Jerzy, though he died while his communist murderers still live, has triumphed. Do not use violence in your struggle. [...]

Anti-Putin Liberal Losers and Historical Folly

By |2020-06-08T16:56:14-05:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Featured, History, Leadership, Poland, Politics, Russia|

Poland’s foremost liberal thinker Adam Michnik, has been known to quote the XIXth century Russian liberal Alexander Hercen’s attacks against Tsar Nicholas I while accusing President Vladimir Putin of the sort of despotism that Hercen saw in the Tsar. Mr. Michnik and Poland’s foremost conservative patriot, Henryk Krzeczkowski, both wrote fascinating reflections about Russian [...]

Religious Imagination & the Republican Tsar, Alexander I

By |2020-05-21T11:54:43-05:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Europe, History, Poland, Politics, Russia|

Tsar Alexander I’s future was foretold: a great war with a man on a white horse—Napoleon—and then the distant future of twentieth-century Russia: the nation overcome by a red wave of destruction and then war in which millions would perish. When Prince Adam Czartoryski of Poland found himself a prisoner of the Russian Tsar, [...]

The Ukraine Question & the Coming Armageddon

By |2020-05-21T12:32:03-05:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: History, Poland, Russia|

  The Polish failure to take into account Ukrainian aspiration in the inter-war period led to a situation in which the centers of Ukrainian political activity ended up outside of Poland and functioned on foreign soil up until the Second World War—great political blunder. From the translator: It is worth noting that this monumentally [...]

Why Nixon’s Still the One

By |2020-06-22T11:49:05-05:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Democracy, Featured, Government, History, Ideology, Politics, Presidency, Republicans|

Richard Nixon might have been the last American president to have felt a deep concern for the direction of national culture and to have taken the time to reflect on its possible improvement. He was the quintessential American democratic-republican man and exactly what a democracy requires to survive—a common man who aspires to make [...]

The Slave Army That Liberated Europe

By |2020-05-21T16:20:30-05:00October 16th, 2015|Categories: Europe, History, Poland, War, World War II|

In 1943, a slave army began the liberation of Europe in a small Belorussian village called Lenino. The Polish soldiers who fought in the battle of Lenino were slaves in the classical sense: living spoils of war rounded up by the Soviet Union starting September 17th, 1939, sent deep into Siberia in packed cattle [...]

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