Tom Piatak

Thomas Piatak is a contributing editor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He writes from Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • Don't Know Much About History
    August 2020

    Don't Know Much About History

    The left has used its growing cultural power to paint the darkest possible picture of the history of our country and our civilization, seeking nothing less than the abolition of America. We need to once again insist on the superiority of the West.

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  • See the Gun, Leave the Cannoli
    June 3, 2020

    See the Gun, Leave the Cannoli

    Saturday the mob descended on my hometown of Cleveland. With the police operating under rules that rendered them largely impotent, the vandals had their way, and business after business was sacked.

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  • Go Big or Go Home
    June 2020

    Go Big or Go Home

    Trump risks becoming another Herbert Hoover, reviled for decades. His best chance at reelection is to move from a fitful embrace of a variety of nationalist policies to a full-throated advocacy of American nationalism.

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  • Never Trumpers Call Quarantined Americans ‘Whiners’
    May 12, 2020

    Never Trumpers Call Quarantined Americans ‘Whiners’

    Never Trumper conservatives say quarantined Americans should stay home and shut up, unless their thoughts are in line with the consensus du jour of respectable opinion.

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  • Tariffs Work
    March 2020

    Tariffs Work

    For decades, American political discourse has largely operated within the spectrum of opinions voiced by the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Opinions not embraced by one of these newspapers were unlikely to advance very far, and those voicing such unapproved opinions were, sooner or later, likely to be denounced as thought criminals of one variety or another. Not coincidentally, the opinions of the Big Three newspapers tend to advance the material interests of the type of persons who write them and read them, regardless of the impact they have on the country as a whole or on the great many Americans who are far removed culturally and geographically from the opinion-forming centers of Manhattan and D.C.

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