The New Theory of Ukrainian Victory Is the Same as the Old
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by Mark Episkopos
1d ago
Politics The New Theory of Ukrainian Victory Is the Same as the Old Unconditional defeat of Russia, no matter how it is framed, is a fantasy. Credit: Ministry of Defense Ukraine Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Ukraine’s former defense minister, and Eliot Cohen, Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, accurately diagnose a central ailment of the West’s Ukraine policy in a new Foreign Affairs op-ed: The Biden administration and its European counterparts have failed to articulate their endgame for this war. Three years into the conflict, Western plannin ..read more
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Summer Vacation Is a Decadent Excuse for Sloth
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by Peter Tonguette
1d ago
Culture Summer Vacation Is a Decadent Excuse for Sloth Get a job, Junior! I have always been suspicious of summer vacations.  As far as I can see, they serve no purpose but to induce laziness, idleness, and indolence among otherwise meritorious students. What message does it send to the young people of America that their hard work during the school year is inevitably followed by a period of enforced slovenliness? Surely impressionable youngsters get the idea that the former exists only for the latter—that is, the only reason to strive for straight A’s is the luxury of sleeping in a ..read more
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TAC Bookshelf: The Garden of Time
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by Anastasia Kaliabakos
1d ago
Anastasia Kaliabakos, TAC editorial fellow: On Monday, May 6, the annual Met Gala, a fundraiser held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, took place in New York City. This year’s theme was “The Garden of Time,” inspired by a short story by J.G. Ballard of the same name. Many celebrities showed up to the red carpet in dresses and suits adorned with flowers or other references to nature and gardens. Of course, besides the chronically-online’s usual complaints regarding the over-the-top excess of the event itself, this year’s attendees garnered much criticism for ..read more
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The Fed’s End-Run Around Democracy to Promote Green Policies
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by Mason Letteau Stallings
1d ago
In a speech hosted by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), Thomas Hogan, the former chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs and currently a senior fellow at AIER, explained how the Federal Reserve under Jerome Powell is unilaterally forcing promotion of green policies on American banks. The Federal Reserve is doing this by forcing banks to adopt “Climate Stress Tests” where the banks analyze the supposed effects of Climate Change on particular assets, through the framework of “Climate Risk Management.” Hogan talked about how the “p ..read more
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Trump Is Winning—But Don’t Believe the Polls
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by Bradley Devlin
2d ago
Politics Trump Is Winning—But Don’t Believe the Polls The data underpinning the current polling trends are unconvincing. “From what I know, this is the first time a President has actually came to the hood,” a Bronx man, apparently in his late thirties or forties, said in an interview about Donald Trump’s Thursday rally in Crotona Park. “I know presidents has came to the Bronx before, but we’re talking ‘bout Woodlawn, Riverdale, he has came to Morrisania, south Bronx—the hood hood.” And the hood hood seemed to come out for Trump. Reports on the size of the crowd vary widely—from five to ..read more
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When It Comes to Manufacturing, It’s Us or Them
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by Terry Schilling
2d ago
Politics When It Comes to Manufacturing, It’s Us or Them This election cycle may provide the last chance to prevent a permanent eclipse of American industrial power. (JIM YOUNG/AFP via Getty Images) I grew up in western Illinois and saw firsthand what happens when unfair trade and financialization runs amok. Communities that were once thriving are now struggling. Major employers that once put entire small towns to work simply got up and left—to Mexico, to China, to anywhere but here at home. Make no mistake about it: America has been gutted by our elite class, and now these wizards wa ..read more
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To Fix the FBI, Abolish It
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by Phillip Linderman
2d ago
Politics To Fix the FBI, Abolish It A new study of the national security apparatus finds the existing Bureau incompatible with republican government. Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains, by J. Michael Waller, Regnery, 256 pages Your perspective on the FBI depends a lot on when you grew up. If you are a reader of The American Conservative today and old enough to remember the classic television series The FBI starring the memorable actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., you almost certainly still hold, somewhere hidden deep inside, a positive image of J. Ed ..read more
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Johnson to Invite Netanyahu to Capitol Hill
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by Anastasia Kaliabakos
3d ago
House Speaker Mike Johnson announced Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress. In a speech commemorating Israel’s independence at the Israeli Embassy, Johnson said, “Tonight, I’m happy to announce something else to you: that we will soon be hosting Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Capitol for a joint session of Congress.” He continued, “This will be a timely and, I think, a very strong show of support to the Israeli government in their time of greatest need.” Johnson had said he would proceed whether or not Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York ag ..read more
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Assassination Attempt on Fico Motivated by Ukraine Conflict
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by Mason Letteau Stallings
3d ago
Last week, the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, was shot by an “amateur poet and former security guard,” Juraj Cintula, in an assassination attempt with potentially wide-reaching consequences. According to pre-trial documents released on Thursday, the shooter was motivated by opposition to Fico’s opposition to giving Ukraine military aid.  According to the court documents, Cintula viewed Fico’s government as “a Judas toward the European Union,” due to its opposition to military aid given to Ukraine and promotion of peace talks to end the conflict. Fico had halted military aid to U ..read more
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The ‘Global Struggle For Democracy’ is Nothing of the Sort
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by James W. Carden
3d ago
Politics The ‘Global Struggle For Democracy’ is Nothing of the Sort The “democracy vs. autocracy”  framework will bring us to no good end—serving only as a pretext for intervention against both friend and foe alike. Falsity defines our politics. In 1961, the scholar and diplomat George F. Kennan observed that There is nothing in nature more egocentric than the embattled democracy.  It soon becomes the victim of its own war propaganda.  It then tends to attach to its own cause an absolute value which distorts its own vision to everything else.  Its enemy becomes the ..read more
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