Nationalism

Like Socialism, Conservative Nationalism Is Not About Liberty

Like Socialism, Conservative Nationalism Is Not About Liberty

American “nationalism,” if we are to call it this, is neither identity-politics socialism nor this newly proclaimed “conservative” national socialism. It was, and should be, an allegiance to individual liberty and unlimited economic freedom of trade and association for all things peaceful.

The Mystique of State Power

The Mystique of State Power

Governments and ideological movements, Rougier explained, wrap themselves in “mystiques” that serve as the rationales for claims to an ethical and legal right to rule.

Society Is Not a Family, Government Is Not a Parent

Society Is Not a Family, Government Is Not a Parent

The fact is, “society” is ultimately made up of individuals who, over centuries of slow and truly enlightened thought and controversy, have come to be considered to possess certain inherent and unalienable rights to life, liberty, and honestly acquired property under an appropriate system of an impartial and unbiased rule of law.

Planned Chaos: Nazism (Part 9 of 11)

Planned Chaos: Nazism (Part 9 of 11)

The philosophy of the Nazis, the German National Socialist Labor Party, is the purest and most consistent manifestation of the anticapitalistic and socialistic spirit of our age. Its essential ideas are not German or "Aryan" in origin, nor are...

Planned Chaos: Fascism (Part 8 of 11)

Planned Chaos: Fascism (Part 8 of 11)

When the war broke out in 1914, the Italian socialist party was divided as to the policy to be adopted. One group clung to the rigid principles of Marxism. This war, they maintained, is a war of the capitalists. It is not seemly for the...

The Conservative Cult of Human Sacrifice

In a column earlier this month in TownHall by Ross Mackenzie, Mackenzie issues a call for mandatory universal service for America's youth. "Compulsory universal service--one year with an eight-week military component, men and women, no exceptions...

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