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Answers for America in Röpke’s Bismarck

Revisiting Wilhelm Röpke’s The German Question 75 years on.This year marks the 75th anniversary of Wilhelm Röpke’s The German Question’s English publication. Though oft-described as the German-language analogue to F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom and a blueprint of West Germany’s successful postwar reconstruction, it has received far less attention than the Austrian’s entry into the…

Why Aren’t Men Going to College?

Do disappearing college males know something we don’t? Recent reports that the male percentage of the U.S. college population has fallen to 40%, the lowest ever, have generated predictable concerns. If, as it is often said, today’s young people will need at least a bachelor’s degree to be successful in tomorrow’s economy, then the reluctance…

The Witches Have Taken Over

From maskless mayors to a homelessness crisis, San Francisco shows us the rotten fruit of the progressive ethos it has been home to. Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein, and Gavin Newsom in Washington, D.C., 2008. (Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein via Wikimedia Commons) When San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught on tape boogieing down maskless…

There Cannot be Equity on Campus with Self-Censorship

Diversity and inclusion are meaningless if Republican college students are afraid to talk. Walking onto a college campus today, it is impossible to miss the omnipresent messaging of equity and inclusion. At my own institution, Sarah Lawrence College outside of New York City, our diversity, equity, and inclusion office states that the school is committed…

The Ignoble End of Angela Merkel

Continental Europe’s iron lady exits the stage after 16 years in power, with neither Germany nor Europe clearly better to show for it. It was the funniest of Donald Trump’s dyspeptic relations with world leaders, particularly with women. Germany’s own “iron lady,” the most significant European woman since British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel would…

It Looks Like We Forgot

Twenty years later, the people who ruined everything are still sitting on top. Apr. 2, 2003 – U.S. Army Sgt. Mark Phiffer stands guard duty near a burning oil well in the Rumaylah Oil Fields in Southern Iraq. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson.) I know it’s almost October, but…

The Border as an Attractive Nuisance

Among the victims of our ambivalent and half-hearted enforcement of immigration laws are the migrants themselves. Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021: Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. Nelson Antoine/Shutterstock If you don’t put a fence around your swimming pool, and a…

The Consultancy Scam

How taxpayer-funded private reports encourage boondoggles and fuel government waste.Hyperbole poisons everything in Washington. Phrases like “multi-trillion-dollar savings” and “billions in social returns” prevent anyone from soberly assessing the proposals that whiz around Capitol Hill and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Yet such deluded thinking isn’t just confined to Washington. It’s also widespread outside of the nation’s…

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Childhood Obesity: The Other Epidemic

The CCP is willing to take a growing crisis seriously. Are we? After cracking down on healthcare, education, and property, the Chinese Communist Party is now turning its attention to childhood obesity. In China, 20 percent of children are either overweight or obese. Contrary to popular belief, nothing good comes from carrying excessive amounts of weight. Now, Beijing is ready to…

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God Bless an American Gentry

Local elites do not actually run this country. But I wouldn’t be complaining if they did. I wish I lived in Patrick Wyman’s head. The full-time podcaster, who holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California, explains his understanding of American class structure in an essay published Thursday in the Atlantic.As Wyman sees…