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 United States of Abstractions

Jan 18 2019

America was founded by British Protestant men. The Constitution, as we read in its Preamble, was meant to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves

Cultural Caviar

Psychology’s War on Men

Jan 11 2019

It’s often been pointed out that Jordan Peterson’s huge following is mostly male. And there are good reasons for this sex difference. Peterson’s themes of

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Political Correctness Is Ruining Sports

Jan 04 2019

It says a lot about the vulgar character of our time that The New Republic would publish an article called “Why Has the World Gone

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Moral Confusion About Immigration

Dec 28 2018

In her December 21 column in The New York Times, “None of Us Deserve Citizenship,” Michelle Alexander provides an example of the dangerously utopian thinking

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Woody Allen

Mind Your Business, Hypocrites

Dec 21 2018

The atheist who, like me, studies and reflects on the nature of moral psychology will, I think, grant at least some social value to religion,

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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