Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative.

Hungary: The West’s Last Hope?

By |2019-02-26T21:51:15-06:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Civilization, Culture War, Europe, Nationalism, Politics|

Viktor Orbán’s notoriety ultimately has little to do with his arcane transgressions against what Western Europe’s rulers consider good government. It exists because he addresses, in language stunningly clear for a politician, the key civilizational questions facing Europe, those that richer countries are loathe to hear. A specter is haunting the European Union—the specter of [...]

Washington Puzzled as Putin Doesn’t Back Down

By |2014-09-06T22:45:52-05:00September 6th, 2014|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Political Philosophy, Russia|Tags: |

Consider an analogy to get a sense of how Russia might perceive America’s Ukraine policy. It is imperfect of course, because unlike Russia, America has no history of being invaded, unless you count the War of 1812. But a comparison might be instructive nonetheless: By 2034, China’s power position has risen relative to America’s. [...]