The Christmas wars just won't stop, even though Christmas is right upon us, at least for a year and maybe forever, if the anti-Christmas warriors have their way. While the warriors have been waging their crusade to make everyone from school kids to presidents say "the holidays" instead of"Christmas," their allies in the media have... Read More
A tip of the hat to Charles Krauthammer, Jewish neoconservative (not necessarily a redundancy, despite what many neocons claim) who last week lobbed a much-merited smack at the face of the anti-Christmas lobby. "The attempts to de-Christianize Christmas are as absurd as they are relentless," he writes, and he's perfectly correct. [Goodbye Christmas? Charles Krauthammer,... Read More
December is not even half over, and already the war on Christmas has started. Out in the Red State of Colorado, where traditional culture supposedly thrives, the city of Denver has waded into a little cultural gunplay that is attracting national attention. But Denver is not the only battlefield. Increasingly it looks like Christmas may... Read More
Thanksgiving is over, but the country is probably lucky it took place at all. Various reports disclose that the war against Thanksgiving is almost as ferocious as those against such other evil institutions as Christmasand the Confederate Flag. A story in the Washington Times last week discussed the war and who's behind it. As you... Read More
Before you O.D. on Christmas cheer this season, you might want to check out an article by writer Tom Piatak in the December issue ofChronicles, the magazine of the Rockford Institute in Rockford, Ill., as well as a few other sources of useful information. According to Mr. Piatak, the nation is at war—not just with... Read More
Dr. Samuel T. Francis (1947-2005) was a leading paleoconservative columnist and intellectual theorist, serving as an adviser to the presidential campaigns of Patrick Buchanan and as an editorial writer, columnist, and editor at The Washington Times. He received the Distinguished Writing Award for Editorial Writing of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) in both 1989 and 1990, while being a finalist for the National Journalism Award (Walker Stone Prize) for Editorial Writing of the Scripps Howard Foundation those same years. His undergraduate education was at Johns Hopkins and he later earned his Ph.D. in modern history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His books include The Soviet Strategy of Terror(1981, rev.1985), Power and History: The Political Thought of James Burnham (1984); Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism (1993); Revolution from the Middle: Essays and Articles from Chronicles, 1989–1996 (1997); and Thinkers of Our Time: James Burnham (1999). His published articles or reviews appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, National Review, The Spectator (London), The New American, The Occidental Quarterly, and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, of which he was political editor and for which he wrote a monthly column, “Principalities and Powers.”