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What If Everything Neoreaction Knows About Monarchy Is Wrong?

In his blog Unqualified Reservations, Mencius Moldbug set forth in an erudite and entertaining fashion a political opinion that had not been articulated for a long time. The Modern world had taken a wrong turn in the 18th century when the burgeoning representative republics began to topple kings. Democracy was the problem. In making this case, Moldbug was doing so as a libertarian atheist who accepted the basic thrust of Modernity. This acceptance in many ways was a source of the moniker “neo” i

Whither Reaction?

Are We a Movement? One need only spend some time in the precincts of the dissident right to see a great deal of infighting between various persons, some over ideology, others over what appears to be petty grievances. Whether it is Trump, Gab or Counterfund, spend any time debating on Twitter, or simply discussing a mildly controversial issue, and it will not be long before you are called an idiot or worse. It is now a commonplace to see tweets and blog posts expressing regret at this lack of u

Reviewing "Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture" by Anthony Esolen

Is Anthony Esolen a reactionary? No, but you should read him anyway. Anthony Esolen is a scholar and teacher concentrating on the Renaissance and early Modern period, producing a notable English translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Esolen’s latest work is Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture (Regnery 2017). Until recently a member of the faculty of Providence College, Esolen was subjected in the fall of 2016 to a mandatory “two-minutes hate” for not showing appropriate obsequiousnes