Christopher DeGroot

Christopher DeGroot

Christopher DeGroot—essayist, poet, aphorist, and satirist—is a writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His writing appears regularly in New English Review, where he is a contributing editor, and occasionally in The Iconoclast, its daily blog. He has been published in The Imaginative Conservative, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, The Unz Review, Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts, and elsewhere. You can follow him at @CEGrotius.

Another Defenestration

The Genteel Touchiness of Academics

Dec 14 2018

The dubious value academics assign to cultural diversity, I argued in one of my earliest columns, stems from their own peculiar and highly competitive experiences

Cultural Caviar

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama and Other Noble Sages

Dec 07 2018

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn seats 19,000, and last Saturday it was packed with liberal idolaters eager to be enlightened by the great American sage

Cultural Caviar

Racism in ‘Harper’s Magazine’

Nov 30 2018

There’s a certain type of black public intellectual who is becoming increasingly common. A leftist identitarian, as it were, his constant subject is racism—namely, what

Cultural Caviar

Rhodes House, Oxford

Masochistic America

Nov 23 2018

Released last Saturday, this year’s list of American Rhodes Scholars is a remarkable document. For, judging by the moral values evidenced in it, we’d hardly


Prayers for Neocons

Nov 16 2018

There’s been a lot of talk among neoconservatives lately about some frightful subjects: nationalism, populism, and nativism. It’s been a touching spectacle, the air so


Tucker Carlson

Antifa Comes for Tucker Carlson

Nov 09 2018

Once a neoconservative, Tucker Carlson is now a man of the right. Therefore, to use the president’s essential phrase, Carlson puts America first. But there’s

Home Front

The Most Hated Man in America

Nov 02 2018

In an age of individuals, when many people have never felt a deep and abiding sense of duty to something external to themselves, it is

Cultural Caviar

Useful Idiots in the NFL

Oct 26 2018

On Sunday, just before their teams squared off in South Philly, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid confronted Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. Television footage showed

Apocalypse Now

What to Do About Antifa and Black Lives Matter

Oct 19 2018

In recent months Rep. Maxine Waters, former attorney general Eric Holder, and other powerful Democrats have called for Americans to protest and even confront members


The Battle of Wills Between the Sexes

Oct 12 2018

Observing groups of women, one can perceive that the maternal sex has a preternaturally acute awareness of others and concomitant sensitivity to their feelings. In


A Story of Sexual Manipulation

Oct 05 2018

Women should use their beauty to get ahead, says sociologist Catherine Hakim, an advocate for the special value of “erotic capital.” The maverick Camille Paglia


Christine Blasey Ford

The Kavanaugh Farce Escalates

Sep 28 2018

Before the sexual revolution, there were certain mores that the sexes were expected to follow in regard to sex and romance. Of these, not having

Cultural Caviar

Sex and ‘Mean Girls’ Politics

Sep 21 2018

For centuries writers have depicted the weaker sex’s knack for using gossip and manipulation to pursue their ends. Research on women’s in-group relations confirms this

Deep Thoughts

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro’s Morality Play

Sep 14 2018

“Indifferent hacks and mediocrities tower, by pushing their forces to a lucrative point, or by working power, over multitudes of superior men.” —Emerson It is


Junk Science and the Feminist Manipulation Agenda: Part 2

Sep 07 2018

Troubled by unequal outcomes between the sexes, progressive economists Kerwin Kofi Charles, Jonathan Guryan, and Jessica Pan act as if these were necessarily wrong, as

Cultural Caviar

Junk Science and the Feminist Manipulation Agenda: Part 1

Aug 31 2018

In his tearjerker Aug. 19 article in The New York Times, “How Sexism Follows Women From the Cradle to the Workplace,” Jim Tankersley provides a

Cultural Caviar

Avital Ronell

The Sorrows of Young Nimrod the Toady

Aug 24 2018

“I hope the reader of a later age will pardon me for detaining him with persons of whom he has never heard.” —Schopenhauer If it’s


The Revenge of the Weak

Aug 17 2018

Listen to him squeal like a stuck pig, dear reader, his words the language of triumphant Western decay. His name is Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and, being

Cultural Caviar

President Donald Trump

Jeffrey Sachs and Bandy Lee: The Stupidest Experts in America

Aug 10 2018

It would be difficult to imagine a greater example of oblivious stupidity and hubris than Jeffrey Sach and Bandy Lee’s recent article for Project Syndicate,

Hate Cries

Get Ready for Charlottesville Part 2

Aug 03 2018

In all of the U.S., a nation of well over 300 million people, there are perhaps fewer than 10,000 actual white supremacists. Language, however, creates

Cultural Caviar

Nothing Is Safe From Resentment

Jul 27 2018

The grim corollary of what I have called human nature’s difficult need for esteem is that nothing is safe from resentment. For so vital is

Cultural Caviar

America’s Delusional Self-Destructiveness

Jul 20 2018

Progressives and their neocon brethren have been predictably outraged this week, because at the press conference after the Helsinki summit on Monday, our president appeared

Cultural Caviar

Progressive Academia’s Threat to Free Speech

Jul 13 2018

Far from being a controversial figure like conservative judge Robert Bork, whose confirmation was denied by the Senate in 1987, Brett Kavanaugh will probably be


President Donald Trump

The Psychological Naïveté of Trump’s Moralistic Critics

Jul 06 2018

From the Never Trump Republicans to Hollywood to academia, moralistic criticism of Donald Trump has been common ever since he became a serious candidate for


Sonia Sotomayor

The Worship of Jackals by Jackasses

Jun 29 2018

Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. —Pope American democracy, said H.L. Mencken, is “the

Issue of the Century

The Ignorance of Trump’s Moralizing Critics

Jun 22 2018

If there is one thing we can count on in our age of expert ignorance, it is that experts in their intellectual and moral smugness