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Analyzing the Conspiracist Firestorm over Notre Dame

From “truthers” and “birthers,” and from Flat Earthers to “QAnon,” so-called conspiracy theorists have been garnering more and more attention, especially because President Donald Trump himself has been known to promote this kind of baseless. . .

The Sordid US-Saudi Alliance: Betraying Individualism

In the chaotic mess that is American Mideast policy, one scandal stands out for its longevity and brazenness. Longevity, because it has festered under both Republican and Democratic administrations. Brazenness, because instead of keeping the problem. . .

The False Promise of Stoicism

Over the past decade, the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism has seen renewed public attention. Recent popular books are selling Stoicism as a guide to self-mastery, psychological resilience, inner tranquility and happiness. There is William. . .

The Morality of Moneylending: A Short History (Part 1)

It seems that every generation has its Shylock — a despised financier blamed for the economic problems of his day. A couple of decades ago it was Michael Milken and his “junk” bonds. Today it is the mortgage bankers who, over the past few years. . .

Crisis, Lies and Morality: Snyder’s “On Tyranny”

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. By Timothy Snyder (New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2017). Would you recognize the signs of an incipient tyranny? Would you know how to oppose it? Timothy Snyder’s incisive book, On Tyranny, aims to. . .

What Should a Distinctively American Foreign Policy Do?

To celebrate the publication of A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand, we’re showcasing several chapters by New Ideal contributors. Previously, we reprinted Onkar Ghate’s chapter “On American Political Philosophy” in two parts. . .

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