Articles from American Conservative

Finding an Authentic Life in the Modern World

It might only be remembered by certain academics and a handful of literary enthusiasts that Western civilization is haunted by a fear of language. Or really, the fear that we’ve forgotten the original “true” language that was one and the same with the universe, such as the names that Adam gave the animals. Stranded here in our postlapsarian world, we mutter words that are meaningless, or worse, lies—a shell game that connects “nothing with nothing,” as Eliot writes.

Don’t Fear the Modi: Hinduism Makes India Great

India, soon to be the world’s most populous country, has been booming economically, while also trying to tackle other problems, especially grinding poverty. The country is bewilderingly complex, home to thousands of religions, castes, ethnicities, languages, and cultures that somehow manage to interact with each other through a complicated and messy political and social system.

Do Iranian ‘Threats’ Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge?

President Donald Trump’s national security team has been leaking “intelligence” about Iranian threats for a week now in an attempt to justify escalating tensions, including moving American air attack assets to the Persian Gulf. But a closer look suggests that National Security Advisor John Bolton and other senior officials are trying to pull off an intelligence deception comparable to the fraudulent pretense for war in Iraq.

There’s also credible evidence that Israel could be playing a key role in this subterfuge.

Grandstanding Amash Jumps on Impeachment Train

Even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tries to put talk of impeachment on the back burner, Justin Amash has become the first Republican congressman to call for Donald Trump to be removed from office. This weekend on Twitter, as the Founders intended, Amash wrote, “Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.”