Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Education

Are you tired of experts?

The true scientist ‘believes the science’ only provisionally

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

A novel ending

A great, even a good, novel has somehow the whole world in it, or even worlds

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Home

The wonder of Wagner

There is indeed greatness in much of Wagner’s music. Pace Herr Nietzsche, he could write rhythm

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Home

The trouble with America’s ‘systemic racism’

The United States has been no more racist, unequal and oppressive than most racially pluralist countries

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Books

The author in full: Tom Wolfe

Wolfe excelled at capturing human foibles and petty vanities; anything deeper than that escaped him

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Education

The demise of American schooling

Taxpayers have no reason whatever to continue to support the US educational profession, such as it is

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Politics

The future of populist conservatism

The anti-liberal opposition will continue to be demotic and anti-theoretic, impatient with and scornful of ideas, in public life especially

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Books

Cormac McCarthy, brutal but brilliant

The harshness and hope of an American master

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

The bourgeois class is the most cowardly and easily intimidated in history

The alliance between the Intelligentsia and the Cave Anarchists, while informal, is also entirely natural and indeed inevitable

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

The modern world of advertising

They prey on our unconscious

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Education

Professing virtues

Not since the late 19th century in Germany have the Herr Professor Doktors been held in such high esteem

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

A strong constitution

It is a cherished axiom of the psychological class that the human psyche is almost infinitely sensitive and delicate

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Faith

No one in Jefferson’s day suspected the contradiction between commerce and education

Republics have never lived by the commercial principle alone

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

In 2020, the best is marked for oblivion

A progressive-minded man born into the 14th century would have fought the Renaissance tooth and nail

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Books

The prophetic Raymond Chandler

Chandler’s California is a cultural desert stretching along the western edge of a continental wasteland

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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