Articles from American Conservative

We May Never Be the Same Once This Virus is Through With Us

In 1927, the mighty Mississippi River escaped its banks and rose to its highest levels ever seen before—or ever since. From Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, some 27,000 square miles of productive landscape, encompassing thousands of farms and hundreds of towns, were underwater. The flood killed somewhere between 250 and a thousand people. Nearly a million Americans became homeless refugees, subject to the ravages of weather, starvation, and disease.

Will Trump Defuse the Coming Debt Deflation Bomb?

The mounting wreckage in the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that began in Wuhan, China, is quickly surpassing the damage seen after the 2008 financial crisis. The good news of sorts is that the banking and payments system is strong and in no immediate danger of the sort of liquidity problems that brought the global economy to its knees more than a decade ago.

The Rise of Germany’s Vile Far Left

Germany remains a political barometer for Europe. Following the happenings in Berlin and the 16 German state governments can give you a good idea of where the continent will be heading. During the sovereign debt crisis, German criticism of the euro as a common currency opened the floodgates for mainstream opposition (that ultimately did not substantiate).

Israel Joins Totalitarian States Using Coronavirus to Spy on Citizens

At 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Israel joined Iran and China in focusing the powerful intelligence gathering tools of the state on its own citizens—all in the name of containing the coronavirus outbreak.

In the dead of the night, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized advanced digital surveillance and monitoring tools to be deployed on Israeli citizens, without court order, in an effort to track coronavirus carriers.