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Essays on general political theory and contemporary political realities.

Essay | Hedge In The Margins

May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

"We have entered an era of populism allowed to run free of the constraints of natural law. Both political parties have migrated their values to the margins, and abandoned the sphere of traditional American political philosophy." [...]

Essay: The Great Lie of Populism

May 3, 2017 // 1 Comment

"Too often, populism makes grand assumptions from weak consensus, claims decisive majority from vague plurality, and speaks of voicing the will of the people while being mostly preoccupied with silencing dissent. " [...]

Essay: Is the Alt-Right Real?

April 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

"Moving forward, conservatives must learn to recognize the differences between being conservative and being reactionary, between patriotism and nationalism, and between individual liberty and collective protectionism. The alt-right is not who the conservative movement truly is." [...]

Essay: The Spirit of Freedom

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

"Our government can be subverted from its purpose, our Constitution can be twisted from it's meaning, and the very character of those who began our noble experiment can be assaulted, and yet our hopes live on." [...]

Essay: Deterrence

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

"Deterrence is the idea that credible threat of force combined with the surgical use of limited and directed military action can deter geopolitical entities from pursuing actions that lead to instability and war." [...]