About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative.

Hungary: The West’s Last Hope?

By |2020-08-24T15:20:18-05:00February 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 |2020-08-24T15:26:39-05:00September 6th, 2014|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Political Philosophy, Russia|Tags: |

What is most striking about the Ukraine crisis is how much the Washington debate lacks any sense of how the issue might look to other interested parties, particularly Russia. Putin is analysed of course—is he, as Hillary Clinton suggested, following Hitler’s playbook? Consider an analogy to get a sense of how Russia might perceive America’s [...]

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