Matt McManus reviews Patrick Deneen’s Regime Change and critiques the autocratic and aristocratic postliberal future it offers.
Adrian Vermeule’s new book was not written to persuade hostile readers, but to provide ammunition for his allies. It gives us a peek under the hood of postliberalism—and the contents are both shoddy and dangerous.
Right-wing evangelicals have played a huge role in the perpetuation of the vast chasm between the rich and poor, conflating Christianity with selfish libertarianism and cult-like support for the Republican Party.
GiveSendGo isn’t just another far right Kickstarter clone. It’s an expression of long-established Christian financial frameworks.
Carl Trueman’s new book demonstrates that even erudite conservative accounts of our modern moment struggle to grapple with the voices and experiences of ordinary people. Nowhere is this clearer than in Trueman’s atrocious treatment of queer and trans people.
Catholic postliberalism fails to adequately analyze the relationship between capitalism and liberalism, leading to an ahistorical, reactionary, and ultimately repressive vision of political order.
Pastors like Tim Keller and John Piper have helped to craft a brand of “both sides are bad” politics for evangelicals. Obsessed with the possibility of a biblical third way politics, they fail to see or acknowledge how this gives cover for influencers to their right.
Rod Dreher’s newest book shifts from the retreat of the Benedict Option to a frenzied flirtation with illiberalism. Despite Dreher’s insistence on a vague and creeping “soft totalitarianism,” in truth it is fear of racial and sexual minorities that animates him.
Trump is not Hitler and America is not a fascist theocracy. But America has long nurtured its own fascistic ideas and movements and Trump is ripening conditions for its growth. The Christian Church now has a choice to make: be antifascist or acquiesce to fascism.
QAnon is just the latest twist in a well-established tradition of evangelical language and motifs, as well as its anxieties and fears. It’s not “the alternative religion that’s coming to your church,” because it’s already there, and always has been, albeit in slightly different forms.