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.


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Children of the State

Dec 15 2017

As of this writing, there have been 298 homicide victims this year here in Philly, a 14% increase since 2016. That is consistent with the

Crime and Punishment

Kate Steinle

The Failed Democratic Experiment

Dec 08 2017

“Down with reason—up with feeling!” This sentimental motto might be the ruling principle of our failed democratic experiment. Where there is great wealth, there is

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Donald Trump: Satirist-in-Chief

Dec 01 2017

Joseph de Maistre, the great Catholic reactionary thinker, conceived of intellectuals as grotesque, loathsome beings, because their cleverness and ambition amount primarily to confusion and

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Conformity and Manipulation: The American Virtues

Nov 24 2017

“My biggest flaw and strength,” says James Damore, “may be that I see things very differently than normal.” This simple sentence reveals the essence of

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The Future of Black America

Nov 17 2017

Writing in the The New York Times, Ekow N. Yankah, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, tells a

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Men Of Progress Painting by Christian Schussele

The Return of Patriarchy

Nov 10 2017

Generosity, in this egotistical world, is perceived as weakness, and therefore rewarded with disdain. This is the problem of the welfare state—largely funded by white

Politics

Diversity Is Our Doom

Nov 03 2017

Concerned mainly with the lives of working people, the Old Left, despite its unrealistic expectations, was still fairly grounded in reality. The New Left, by

Politics

White Nationalists and Diversity’s Agents

Oct 27 2017

A nation is like a dysfunctional family. The confident elder son is his father’s favorite, fiercely resented by his insecure younger brother. Rivals in beauty

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Feminism and the Decline of America

Oct 20 2017

Ninety-seven years after being granted the right to vote, women now threaten the stability—indeed the very possibility—of the democratic experiment itself. Consider, for example, Michelle

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Strife and Wrangling in Las Vegas

Oct 13 2017

Fifty-eight people dead in the Las Vegas massacre and 489 wounded. The location feels grimly fitting, for the city itself, a vast carnival of pleasure,

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Melania Trump

Human Nature’s Difficult Need for Esteem

Oct 06 2017

There is a 42-year-old mother in Houston who, in her mad longing to be “the perfect woman,” has had eight plastic surgeries, a tummy tuck,

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Niccolo Machiavelli by Santi di Tito

A Machiavellian Solution to Antifa

Sep 29 2017

Philly Antifa, on its website here in the City of Brotherly Love, states that it is in direct conflict with Racism, Homophobia, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia,

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The Deranged Origin of Multiculturalism

Sep 22 2017

The DACA issue compels us to confront our time’s either-or: patriotism or multiculturalism? We can’t have it both ways; which shall it be? Though it

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Noam Chomsky

A Portrait of Noam Chomsky: A Great Mind in a Weak Soul

Sep 15 2017

“Money is a new form of slavery,” Noam Chomsky tweeted on Sept. 5, “and is only distinguishable from the old slavery simply by the fact