Entries by Conlan Salgado

Goodbye, Mr. Anderson

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

In August of 2020, Israeli scholar Yoram Hazony published an essay on the website Quillete, entitled “The Challenge of Marxism”. Setting aside the fact that the major challenge of Marxism is the inherent stupidity and vice of human beings, and their infernal urge to systematize it, Mr. Hazony set out to explain how Marxism has […]

A Cartoon Graveyard – An Analysis of the Left’s Postmodern Attack on Excellence

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

There is an old idea that excellence in any discipline is difficult to achieve. Perhaps that idea suggests another similar, though unconnected one: that those who have achieved excellence are difficult to enslave. In the movie 13 Assassins, Shinrokuro Shinmada says, “Ruling is convenient, but only for rulers. The people must learn to serve.” He […]

Identity As Politics

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Identity politics is well acknowledged in conservative circles as one of the worst scourges of postmodernity. As its name suggests, there are two different aspects to this phenomenon: a theory of identity and then a theory of how identity relates to politics. The latter term is relatively easy to define: for everybody living after the […]

How the Left Stole the Founding

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”   So begins the greatest work of practical political philosophy every written. In part, what these words were conveying was […]

Why Politics is More Important than Culture Right Now

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

The progressive and now radical left has tightened its control over the political life of America, especially since the highly suspicious elections of 2020 and 2022. The most astute conservative thinkers, however, have long recognized that the left’s conquest of culture came before its political conquest, best represented in Breitbart’s phrase “Politics is downstream of […]