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Putin’s War Embodies National Conservatism’s Ideology

By Ben Bayer and Elan Journo “Ukraine has made nationalism cool again” — “Nationalism’s finest hour” — “Ukraine shows we live in a nationalist world.” Articles with these provocative titles began to appear shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. All were authored by prominent advocates of “national conservatism.” They continued to press the theme in … Continue reading Putin’s War Embodies National Conservatism’s Ideology

Why John Mearsheimer Gets Ukraine Wrong

The international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been extraordinary. Rarely have so many nations united so quickly to impose such heavy economic and diplomatic sanctions on Russia. Even Switzerland, a byword for studied neutrality, saw fit to levy sanctions on Putin’s regime. Millions of Ukrainians who fled their homes have been welcomed as … Continue reading Why John Mearsheimer Gets Ukraine Wrong

The January 6 Hearings

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol has begun a series of public hearings, which have included previously unreleased footage of the rioters and testimony from White House officials. Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo analyze the philosophic significance of the attack, the investigation into it, and the cultural reactions. Recorded … Continue reading The January 6 Hearings