Christopher DeGroot

Christopher DeGroot

Christopher DeGroot is the editor of The Agonist. His writing has appeared in The American Spectator, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, New English Review, Jacobite Magazine, The Unz Review, VoegelinView, Splice Today, Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts, and elsewhere. Follow him at @CEGrotius.

Cultural Caviar

The High Comedy of Asian Conformity

Jul 19 2019

Although it may be surprising to some, given their exceptional success, Asians have the highest poverty rate among racial groups in New York City. And

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The White Punishment Project

Jul 12 2019

Parkgoers enjoyed a heartwarming spectacle at Disneyland’s Anaheim location last weekend. It all started in extremely implausible circumstances, when a young black man felt that

Church and State

Yoram Hazony’s Evasion

Jul 05 2019

‘Peace upon earth!’ was said. We sing it, And pay a million priests to bring it. After two thousand years of mass We’ve got as

All About Me

Intersectional Cannibalism

Jun 28 2019

Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. —Pope We value rights because, as the terrible

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In What Contexts Should Difficult Truths Be Told?

Jun 21 2019

“Telling difficult truths,” Michael Mosbacher’s article published in Standpoint magazine on May 30, provides a good occasion for considering the value of the public-private distinction.


Hard Problems People Don’t Want to Talk About

Jun 14 2019

In Box v. Planned Parenthood, Justice Ginsburg quips that one of Justice Thomas’ footnotes to his opinion “displays more heat than light.” The description is


The Need for a Secular Right

Jun 07 2019

Just as there are many conservative Jews for whom politics is a one-issue affair—namely, whatever is best for Israel—so there are many conservative Christians for

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It Is the Left That Believes in White Male Supremacy

May 31 2019

“Freedom is the dream you dream while putting thought in chains.” —Leopardi On May 10 The Chronicle Review published an article by Andrew Kay called

Crime and Punishment

In Praise of Broken Windows Policing

May 24 2019

For many of us who live in American cities, certain things each year signal the arrival of warm weather: the joyful sounds of children playing

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Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley, 1896.

How to Find Meaning After God

May 17 2019

It has become hackneyed to say, like Ivan Karamazov, that without God everything is permitted. And though it is rather simplistic and question-begging, this statement


The Liberty to Hate

May 10 2019

If you want to understand politics, it is instructive to overcome the common prejudice against negative feelings—enmity, hatred, contempt, envy, resentment, and others—because though often

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New York Public Library

The Fight Against Politically Correct Literature

May 03 2019

In recent columns I’ve argued that Steven Pinker, Kevin Williamson, and others are terribly wrong to insist that material progress entails a superior form of

Oy Vey!

Binyamin Netanyahu

Get Religion Out of Politics

Apr 26 2019

It is often said that what is most unique about Western civilization derives from Athens and Jerusalem, the former city representing Greek philosophy and the

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Kevin Williamson’s Hilarious Sophistry

Apr 19 2019

“Things are in the saddle,/And ride mankind.” —Emerson Last week National Review published an unintentionally funny bit of sophistry by Kevin Williamson. “The division of

All About Me

Why Young Americans Are So Unhappy

Apr 12 2019

The general method, or rather hustle, of the Confidence Man Steven Pinker is to use evidence of greater material well-being to justify the value judgment

Cultural Caviar

White Liberals: Our Greatest Political Liability

Apr 05 2019

Man is an animal who gets lost in his own ideas, rosy abstractions obscuring the hard realities he’d do better to behold. Consider multiculturalism, that


The Delusions of the Post-National Era

Mar 29 2019

According to journalist Paul Brian, [Brent] Tarrant’s perceptions and actions are the outgrowth of years of rhetoric that’s portrayed immigrants as “invaders” and the paranoiac


Max Boot

Max Boot, Enemy of the Right

Mar 22 2019

The neoconservative movement has always been more of an alternative left than a school of conservatism proper. Hence the right’s main enemy has long been

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A Defense of Tucker Carlson

Mar 15 2019

On Wednesday, The Washington Examiner published an op-ed by Kimberly Ross, “No sacred cows: Don’t tolerate Tucker Carlson’s indefensible words just because he’s conservative.” Ross


When Will the Goyim Learn?

Mar 08 2019

Just as many men still fail to understand that to criticize women or to disagree with them is misogynistic by definition, so many people, even

Bitch, Please!

Richard Grenell

The Gospel of Gay Imperialism

Mar 01 2019

I trust that some of my Takimag readers, following my writing as they do on Twitter, have read my recent appreciation for the Trump administration’s


The Trump Presidency: A Tragicomedy

Feb 22 2019

The greatest value of democracy is negative, consisting in the fact that stupidity is less to be feared than evil. Or, to say it another

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Rethinking the College Education Racket

Feb 15 2019

Although American higher education has been terribly dumbed down since the late 1960s, it still has considerable practical value. College graduates earn more money, enjoy

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The Evils of Equality

Feb 08 2019

During the State of the Union address on Tuesday, a group of female Democrats, dressed in all white (in tribute to the suffragettes of the

Church and State

The Future of Christianity in America

Feb 01 2019

On Monday, Virginia Democrats introduced the Repeal Act, a controversial bill that would make abortion legal up to the moment of birth. The current law

Hate Cries

William F. Buckley

Conservative Moral Prostitutes

Jan 25 2019

“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.” —V.S. Naipaul People need