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

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

Cultural Caviar

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

Cultural Caviar

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

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

Cultural Caviar

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

Cultural Caviar

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

Cultural Caviar

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

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