Opposition to left-wing “wokeness” is becoming, not just a successful political cause, but a bandwagon. That’s cause for a certain amount of…
By design and through strict discipline, Symposium avoids discussion of electoral politics in favor of a discussion of ideas—but political results do…
One of the great mistakes we make in the whole political debate over “wokeness” or “cancel culture” is to view this as primarily a political phenomenon…
The question of America’s place in the world has always been a subsidiary of the question, “What is America?” The Founding Fathers of the republic…
A Review of "America’s Revolutionary Mind," by Brad Thompson
The case for a free society is a broad integration across many subjects, including history, economics, and moral philosophy. Central to this integration…
How Archie Bunker Explains the WorldListen now (68 min) | Rob Tracinski talks to Tom Nichols, professor at the US Naval War College and author of Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from…
The Authoritarian "Demonstration Effect"Listen now | Rob Tracinski talks to Shikha Dalmia visiting fellow with the Mercatus Center’s Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange and editor of The…
Those engaged in what passes for a “culture war” these days probably never knew, or don’t remember, the earlier culture war that was fought—and, in…
The Truth About HungaryListen now (54 min) | Rob Tracinski talks to Dalibor Rohac, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, about Hungary’s “new hybrid system” of…
In addition to our own contributions to the intellectual defense of liberalism here in Symposium, I will occasionally round up interesting commentary on…
Erec Smith on "Free Black Thought"Listen now (39 min) | Rob Tracinski talks to Erec Smith, co-founder of the Journal of Free Black Thought, about the diversity of ideas among black…