The Lessons of Munich

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.


What we can learn from the twentieth century’s greatest diplomatic disaster.

A&E Glorifies Homophobes — and Mass-Murdering Warmongers


Where is A&E’s documentary on Castro’s torture chambers for gays?

ObamaCare Chaos Continues

Arnold Ahlert is a former NY Post op-ed columnist currently contributing to, and He may be reached at


And the air of desperation grows thicker.

Why We Must Fight Back


The dire lessons of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin.

Obama’s China Bluff

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The last drop of American influence is on the line.

Chile’s Human Rights Pendulum

José Luis López Blanco is a Chilean lawyer and professor of Law at the Universidad de Chile. He lives in Santiago and he can be reached at


Will the trial in Temuco be an act of justice or a politicized ritual?

Caveat on Nelson Mandela


A look at the Stalinist regime Mandela adored.

Ukrainian People Power

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


Ukrainian revolutionaries choose Europe because they know who Putin is and what Putinism means.

Setting the Record on Joe McCarthy Straight


The verdict on the late Senator’s anti-communist cause — and the tactics with which he pursued it.

Thanksgiving Terror From Friends of The Council on Foreign Relations


The dark Castroite connections of CFR’s Julia Sweig.