A Dangerous Conflation of Terms: “Anti-Israel” and “Anti-Semitic”

By |2019-03-11T00:32:08-05:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Conservatism, Foreign Affairs, Israel, Joseph Mussomeli, Liberal, Politics|

Those who make too much of Representative Ilhan Omar’s statement, and who are happy to gain some short-term win by conflating legitimate concern over Israeli influence with anti-Semitism, run the risk of permanently connecting the two terms... I was sitting under a huge oak tree on my college campus reading a political science textbook when [...]

President Trump Is Right About Syria… Even if He’s Wrong

By |2018-12-31T01:13:46-05:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Joseph Mussomeli, Middle East, Neoconservatism, Politics, Senior Contributors|

President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, if it holds, is one of the few genuinely courageous acts of his presidency… My first thought when I heard that President Trump was finally taking our troops out of the quagmire called Syria was that he was not really serious. Given how frequently and [...]

Syria: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

By |2018-09-18T11:01:13-05:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Joseph Mussomeli, Politics, Terrorism, War|

Like his predecessors, President Trump is now convinced that staying the course militarily throughout the Middle East is our only choice, worrying that a “hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists would instantly fill." If that is the standard, we will stay forever... Despite this President’s sometimes confused perspective on international relations, his world [...]

Seeking No Monsters: Redefining American Exceptionalism

By |2018-09-21T12:13:13-05:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Ideology, Joseph Mussomeli, Politics, Timeless Essays|

A foreign policy firmly based on consistency, restraint, and adherence to our founding principles would ultimately achieve what most of us mistakenly believe we already possess: an American Exceptionalism admired and envied by the world... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Joseph Mussomeli as he invites us [...]

War, Power, & Supremacy: A Conservative Interpretation

By |2019-03-05T14:31:53-05:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Foreign Affairs, History, War|Tags: |

At the zenith of our commitments, we were at the nadir of our precautions. —Walter Lippmann, U.S. Foreign Policy: Shield of the Republic (1943) In his wartime study of American foreign policy, Walter Lippmann remarked on the propensity of the United States government for entering into commitments that lie outside the scope of existing [...]

Russia: Is it Time to Give Peace a Chance?

By |2019-05-09T12:12:54-05:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, History, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Russia|

Russia is resurrected from the dead, rising from the tomb in which communism had placed it. It is emerging as a Christian country at a time when other erstwhile Christian countries seem intent on abandoning their faith in order to embrace the suicidal culture of death... Patrick Buchanan’s succinct and penetrating essay on President Trump’s [...]

Did President Trump Commit Treason With Vladimir Putin?

By |2019-04-25T15:26:49-05:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Russia|

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.” It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump has signaled a historic shift [...]

Should President Trump Trust Kim Jong Un?

By |2019-04-25T15:48:15-05:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

If the Trump-Kim camaraderie goes south and the crisis of 2017, when war seemed possible, returns, President Trump, as he concedes, will be charged with naivety for having placed his trust in such a tyrant... President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime [...]

President Trump and the American Piggy Bank

By |2018-06-13T12:37:11-05:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, Political Economy, Politics|

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.” After he left Quebec, his director of Trade and Industrial Policy, Peter Navarro, added a few parting words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages [...]

Viktor Orbán, George Soros, & the Battle for Hungary

By |2018-06-13T00:07:00-05:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Europe, Foreign Affairs, Government, Political Economy, Politics|

Many Hungarians clearly perceive their way of life and their country as under threat and sense that influential individuals like George Soros would like them fundamentally transformed. This is a fight between nationalists and anti-nationalists… The victory of Viktor Orbán and his party Fidesz in the Hungarian elections last month elicited the predictable flurry [...]

1989: A Tale of Three Cities & the End of the Old New World Order

By |2019-05-30T10:30:15-05:00April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cold War, Foreign Affairs, History, National Security, Russia, War, Western Civilization|

The year 1989 may well be seen by future historians as one of those rare pivotal years of this past millennium—like 1066, 1492, 1793, and 1914—that profoundly altered the direction of Western Civilization. It is, of course, still too early to say for certain that we as a society set ourselves on a dangerous [...]

Christianity: The Last Hope for Europe

By |2019-02-28T12:10:48-05:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration|

If everything continues in this way, then the cities of Europe will clearly have majority Muslim populations, our identity and our nations as we know them will cease to exist, our worst nightmares will have become reality. The West will fall Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Orbán's State of the [...]