History

Put the Independence Back in Independence Day

The American Revolution remains unique in human history: a revolution–and a nation–founded on a moral principle, the principle of individual rights.

Thanks, Private Property!

Families will argue this Thanksgiving. Such arguments have a long tradition. The Pilgrims had clashing ideas about how to organize their settlement in the New World. The resolution of that debate made the first Thanksgiving possible. The Pilgrims were religious,...

Millennials for Communism

The horrors of Nazism, Stalinism, and Maoism did not begin in the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Those horrors were the result of a long evolution of ideas leading to a consolidation of power in the central government in the quest for “social justice.”

The Meaning of the Berlin Wall

On this 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we should remember all that it represented as a symbol of tyranny under which the individual was marked with the label: property of the state.

Correcting The “1619 Project”: America is Not A Democracy

In addition to not understanding our Constitution, Hannah-Jones’ article, like in most discussions of black history, fails to acknowledge that black Americans have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles in the shortest span of time than any other racial group in mankind’s history.

Slavery: Neither Strange Nor Peculiar

People who use slavery to trash the founders have contempt for our constitutional guarantees of liberty. Slavery is merely a convenient moral posturing tool they use in their attempt to reduce respect for our Constitution.

Lessons From the Past

The opportunities open to my young relatives in Harlem — and to other young blacks elsewhere — were not nearly as good as the opportunities open to me back in 1948.

Still Haunting The World: Karl Marx and Marxism 200 Years Later

A specter continues to haunt the world, the specter of Karl Marx. Two hundred years ago, on May 5, 1818, the father of twentieth century totalitarian communism, the guidebook writer of revolutionary mass-murdering dictatorship, and the inspirer of disastrous socialist central planning was born in Trier, Germany.