Kevin Mattson

The Forgotten Roots of Antifa

Although defenses of Antifa, like a recent one in The New Inquiry, are relevant, the movement may do well to remember its less romanticized intellectual roots, from Orwell to Camus.

Remembering Our Past "Fire and Fury"

Although it's hard to say what impact, if any, the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s truly had, in the age of Trump, it is worth revisiting.

Conservatism in the Age of Trump

American Affairs offers a new vision of conservatism, but not a relevant one.

Liberalism Now More Than Ever

Why some progressives are wrong to reduce all concerns about democratic procedure and Russia to the self-interest of so-called “liberal class” elites.

The 1980s: The Good Ol' Days?

Although analogies with the past are usually flawed, we can still look at the past in search for some hope against hope about the present.