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Saagar Enjeti Rising | The American Conservative

It’s about power, man,” Saagar Enjeti relays about an hour into a decathlon, Corona-spring phone call.  It’s May, and I’m scrambling to interview the nationalist co-host of Rising with Krystal & Saagar, presented by the television arm of The Hill. Our conversation takes as many pit stops as Enjeti’s nascent, but impactful career: from Aggie …

19th Century Radical Chic: The Transcendentalists' Love Affair With John Brown

Kansas state capital mural by John Steuart Curry (1937) depicting abolitionist John Brown in the prelude to the Civil War, during the bleeding Kansas or border wars unrest. Many Americans have been aghast at violent mobs toppling statues and the widespread looting and destructive rampages that followed the killing of George Floyd. Media coverage often …

The Great Virginia Pipeline Swindle

Democrats took millions from Berkshire-aligned financiers and set the stage to sell Dominion’s natural gas assets to Warren Buffett. If by 2040, the Old Dominion has completed its transition into a federal annex fringed by Berkshire-owned feudatories and horse farms, July 5, 2020 will go down in history as the moment the power balance shifted …

The ‘Moral Clarity’ of the Mob

Things move quickly though not evenly. Last week, more statues of American and Confederate figures were torn down, another riot broke out in Portland, there were rumblings that Hamilton might be next on the cancel list, and the California state legislature voted to strike anti-discrimination language from its constitution in obeisance to the inequalities of left-wing …

Remember the Red Guards Before You Cheer the Woke Mobs

Chinese red guards during the cultural revolution in China 1966. (Photo by: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) I’m ambivalent about statues and J.K. Rowling being torn down, but terrified of the thought process behind the destruction. Decisions should never be made by mobs.  Is America on the edge of a cultural revolution? The historical …

Where was Biden when Trump was standing up for America on July 4?

In his Mount Rushmore speech, the president called out his opponent’s silence in the face of an onslaught against history. Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trump recast the presidential race. He seized upon an issue that can turn his fortunes around, and the …

Does Jared Kushner Matter? | The American Conservative

The president is said to be giving his son-in-law the stiff arm. But the rot in Trump’s campaign has spread far further than that. Senior White House Adviser and the son-in-law of President Donald Trump Jared Kushner. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) It’s been a long time coming. “The Trump presidency that we fought …

What Happens When Politics Goes Viral?

Don’t count out the Falstaffian Trump until this fall. I realized that the shutdown had finally gotten to me on Friday, May 23. Castaways on desert islands dream about food and drink. On May 23, when I woke abruptly at three in the morning, I was dreaming about getting my hair cut in a barbershop. …

Rod Serling Couldn't Have Predicted This Twilight Zone

Portrait of Rod Serling, host of the The Twilight Zone CBS television series. August 1, 1963. Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images) Screenwriter and Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, who died 45 years ago on June 28, was a shrewd appraiser of human behavior and of the American cultural milieu. But could …

Is the Summer of Seattle Love Over?

The Seattle Commune is no more. Declared three weeks ago by radical leftists as CHAZ, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, rechristened CHOP, the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest, the six-block enclave inside Seattle ceased to exist July 1. The cops shut it down. As Marx said, history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce. If …