Chilton Williamson, Jr.’s articles bring readers a prolific stream of fresh insights on a variety of hot-button topics. Click below to read selected excerpts.

Spring, Like a Lion

April 8, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

(Unfortunately, wanderings like these are impossible in this wholly abnormal spring, when we’ve had to postpone a camping and hiking trip to the Southwest from fear of state border closures and being locked out of Wyoming when we attempt to reenter it.–author’s note.) It’s 145 road miles from Belen to Gallup, New Mexico, a railroad… Read More

The Real Neoliberalism

December 21, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

The events surrounding the British general election on December 12 and the impeachment of President Trump last week greatly clarify the political situation in the Western so-called democratic countries–the so-called Anglosphere most of all perhaps– at the end of the first two decades of the 21st century. Just as the interior of the modern cruise… Read More

Pensée

October 5, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Is it merely a linguistic coincidence that “the Right” is right? Chesterton called coincidences “spiritual puns.” 5 October 2019

One Nation Divided

June 19, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Since 1892, when the original text was composed, the Pledge of Allegiance has been revised three times.  Viewed chronologically, the alterations appear to have aimed at a greater specificity, but also a wider and deeper self-assurance.  The current text, dating from 1954, capitalizes “Nation” and adds “under God,” as if the editors (a committee, no doubt)… Read More

The Crisis in the Anglosphere

April 18, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Pro-democratic ideological think tanks that evaluate the future of democracy by the extent of its global spread and the fortunes of relatively insignificant countries around the world (the Third one, especially) should be far more concerned with events currently occurring in the Mother of Parliaments in Westminster and with present political trends in one of the… Read More