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Park MacDougald

  1. what the right is reading
    Why Trump Voters Are Giving the Right Qualms About CapitalismTim Carney’s Alienated America suggests a market-skeptical worldview is gaining traction among conservatives.
  2. what the right is reading
    A Different Way to Think About White Identity PoliticsRight-wing populism is on the rise. A new book argues this dangerous political force can be tamed by finding healthy outlets for some of its impulses.
  3. what the right is reading
    Why Do Libertarians and the Left Have Such Similar Views on Immigration?Reihan Salam’s book Melting Pot or Civil War? seeks to answer this question — and offers a plan for a sustainable 21st-century immigration policy.
  4. just asking questions
    Wesley Yang on Asian-Americans and the Struggle for RecognitionThe author of The Souls of Yellow Folk says he “knew there was a risk that the book would be straw-manned by its critics. And it has been.”
  5. what the right is reading
    Are You a Nationalist or an Imperialist?Political theorist Yoram Hazony argues in a new book that you if you’re not one, you’re the other.
  6. what the right is reading
    What You’re Really Arguing About When You Argue About PoliticsAre our motives and beliefs just convenient lies we tell ourselves? A new book by the controversial economist Robin Hanson argues they are.
  7. what the right is reading
    The Idea-Free Book That Has the Right Excited About IdeasJonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West exemplifies why a particular style of Beltway conservatism is in such crisis today.
  8. cultural anxiety
    Can America’s Two Tribes Learn to Live Together?The chaos of the Trump era has made the country’s divisions stark and dangerous. Author Amy Chua tries to offer an explanation — and hope.
  9. what the right is reading
    Has the Operating System for the Western World Crashed?Liberalism has suffered a catastrophic failure, says political scientist Patrick Deneen. Though he’s not the first to make the claim.
  10. what the right is reading
    Why They Listen to Jordan PetersonThe psychology professor’s emergence as an internet star shows there are plenty of people out there looking for a prophet.
  11. How ‘Cheap Sex’ Is Changing Our Lives — and Our PoliticsReckoning with a new book that puts an economic lens on intimacy and gender relations.
  12. select all
    Where Did the Alt-Right Come From? This Book Finds Some Uncomfortable AnswersAngela Nagle’s Kill All Normies is among the best examinations of the origins of the alt-right.
  13. the new far right
    The Man Who Invented Identity Politics for the New RightHow Steve Sailer went from pariah to prophet.
  14. Milo Yiannopoulos and the Gay Fascist SophisticateMilo Yiannopoulos has revived the old trope of the decadent, gay, fascist sophisticate. What does this tell us about our political moment?
  15. Why Peter Thiel Wants to Topple Gawker and Elect Donald TrumpPeter Thiel’s crusade against Gawker is more than just a Citizen Kane redux.