America Needs Nationalism

By |2020-11-17T16:16:06-06:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Nationalism, Politics|

A shared sense of national identity is key to the survival of America. Instead of fighting over the value of the nation and acting in ways that divide us, we should be funneling its constructive energy and the best parts of our heritage towards improving the country we love. It is clear from the [...]

Is it Time for “Nationalist” Education?

By |2020-11-09T00:11:38-06:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Education, History, Liberal Learning, Nationalism, Patriotism|

Advocates of patriotic education would do well to embrace the nationalist elements of such an approach to learning. Doing so is fraught with challenges given the negative connotations of the word, but Yoram Hazony’s book, “The Virtue of Nationalism,” may be a useful resource for educators, policymakers, and historians. In response to historical revisionism [...]

Arguing With George Orwell

By |2020-08-17T00:43:49-05:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: George Orwell, Joseph Pearce, Literature, Nationalism, Patriotism, Politics, Senior Contributors|

A nationalist, as defined by George Orwell, seeks to acquire more power and prestige for any “other unit,” apart from the nation, in which he has chosen to sink his identity. According to this definition of nationalism, almost every politician of whatever ideological ilk, is a “nationalist,” even those who despise their own nation. [...]

Toxic Patriotism

By |2020-05-27T17:45:45-05:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Joseph Pearce, Nationalism, Patriotism, Senior Contributors|

Toxic patriotism is an enemy of authentic nationalism because it plays into the hands of globalist internationalism. It led to both World Wars and to the rise of the Nazis and, in consequence, to the reconfiguration of the post-war world in accordance with globalist principles. The mark of the toxic patriot is evident in [...]

Roger Scruton on America, the Nation-State, & the Responsibility of Intellectuals

By |2020-02-09T23:54:00-06:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Community, Nationalism, Roger Scruton|

It is hard to imagine how this country will recover from the hostility and political polarization that now define it without rediscovering a “pre-political loyalty," as Sir Roger Scruton called it, "towards something higher, something that is shared between all the citizens, regardless of their political beliefs and inclinations: the nation." With Roger Scruton’s passing [...]

Patriotism: A Necessary Sentiment

By |2019-07-04T11:59:46-05:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Clyde Wilson, Nationalism, Patriotism, Quotation, Timeless Essays|

Patriotism is the wholesome, constructive love of one’s land and people. Nationalism is the unhealthy love of one’s government, accompanied by the aggressive desire to put down others—which becomes in deracinated modern men a substitute for religious faith. Patriotism is an appropriate, indeed necessary, sentiment for people who wish to preserve their freedom; nationalism [...]

The Nationalists at the Constitutional Convention

By |2020-05-14T16:06:06-05:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, Founding Document, Nationalism, Timeless Essays|

Had the Nationalists carried the day in 1776 and turned the Continental Congress into a national government, implied powers would have been the normal constitutional practice from the moment of independence. The Articles of Confederation that Congress submitted to the states did not contain the language found in Article III of its draft. The [...]

The Articles of Confederation and State Sovereignty

By |2019-03-31T21:32:32-05:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Founding Document, History, Nationalism, Timeless Essays|

Article II of the Articles of Confederation codified that one of the purposes of the American Revolution was the protection of state sovereignty, by making state sovereignty a fundamental aspect of the American constitutional order… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Nathan Coleman. The crisis with [...]

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 [...]

Why Nationalism Won’t Save Us From Globalism

By |2019-07-02T17:06:43-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Conservatism, Nationalism, Politics, Populism|

This confused climate of massive global networks arrayed against isolated individuals favors the appearance of vague terms like nationalism and populism. People reason that if global networks and selfish, false elites are destroying the nation, they must naturally step back and restore the nation-state to its rightful place in the hearts and minds of citizens... [...]

Uncle Sam’s Good Servant But God’s First

By |2020-06-24T23:20:17-05:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Civil Society, Faith, Joseph Pearce, Nationalism, Patriotism, Secularism, Senior Contributors|

In order to truly serve their nation, true Americans must fearlessly criticize her for her waywardness. More importantly, we must evangelize her, bringing her to the fullness of faith in the God under Whom she owes her existence. Only when America kneels before her true God will she become truly civilized. One of the [...]

Versailles at 100

By |2019-11-21T19:44:29-06:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Civilization, Democracy, Europe, History, Mark Malvasi, Nationalism, Senior Contributors, War, Western Civilization, Woodrow Wilson, World War I, World War II|

The Great War, in Woodrow Wilson’s view, had to become precisely what the delegates to the Congress of Vienna feared: a moral crusade, an instrument of social and political revolution… For American president Woodrow Wilson, the First World War was the “war to end all wars” by making “the world safe for democracy,” not [...]

Manifest Destiny and the American Nimrods

By |2020-05-19T11:08:54-05:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Bradley J. Birzer, History, Nationalism, Politics, Revolution, Social Order, Tyranny|

By the beginning of the Mexican war, even famed newspaper editor John L. O’Sullivan began to doubt his own expansionist infatuations. What would America do, for example, if she tried to incorporate not just Mexico but actual, honest-to-God Mexicans into the republic? Standing with his father as they watched the Battle of Bunker Hill [...]

The Death of Europe: Two Classic Films and the Great War

By |2019-10-15T21:57:31-05:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Ethics, Europe, Film, Friendship, Mark Malvasi, Nationalism, Senior Contributors, War, Western Civilization, World War II|

So incisive and troubling did the Nazis find Jean Renoir’s indictment of war and his embrace of the shared culture of Europe, that when the Wehrmacht invaded France and occupied Paris in the spring of 1940, Renoir’s film La Grande Illusion was among the first cultural artifacts Nazi officials confiscated… The Great War was a catastrophe for Europe. [...]

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