Going Off Gold

By |2014-10-17T11:49:09-05:00November 6th, 2014|Categories: Brian Domitrovic, Economics|Tags: |

In their impossibly good book Money, Markets, and Sovereignty (2009), Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds make the point that over the last four thousand years, the only period in which humanity has not consistently based its currency in metal, specifically gold, is the last forty. That’s right. Ever since President Richard M. Nixon announced [...]

Nixon — Before Watergate

By |2014-08-05T13:30:10-05:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics|Tags: |

It has been a summer of remembrance. The centennial of the Great War that began with the Guns of August 1914. The 75th anniversary of the Danzig crisis that led to Hitler’s invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. The 70th anniversary of D-Day. In America, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil [...]

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

By |2014-07-14T17:05:11-05:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Muslim, Politics|Tags: |

Increasingly, across this city, the “I” word is being heard. Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obama’s usurpations of power and unilateral rewriting of laws. And Obama is taunting John Boehner and the GOP: “So sue me.” Democrats are talking impeachment to rally a lethargic base to come out and [...]

The Necessity of Stories

By |2016-10-24T10:04:43-05:00December 26th, 2012|Categories: Aeneas, Anthony Esolen, Bradley J. Birzer, Christianity, Cicero, Classics, Conservatism, John Willson, Leviathan, Western Civilization, Western Tradition|Tags: |

Last week, two of my Twitter friends (and friends of The Imaginative Conservative: @hencole and @Sir_Geechie) were happily discussing the 1965 Russell Kirk piece on Malcolm X; the one Winston graciously posted. After @henrole called it a birthday gift of sorts, @Sir_Geechie replied, “You know folks want narrative not knowledge.” I have found each of [...]