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Shaping the Narrative

by Hamilton Fish | Mar 6, 2024 | Opinion

There is an alchemy to the way information finds its way into the discourse, it’s unpredictable and difficult to steer. But during these last several weeks, we’ve seen how a small and independent voice can have an outsized impact. Jonathan Winer last wrote for the Spectator on both the unlikely rise and exaggerated demise of the Independent State Legislature (ISL) doctrine, […]

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Editor’s Note

by Hamilton Fish | Dec 28, 2023 | Opinion

We posted a flurry of notable stories this month, and I thought the holiday break would be a good time to give you a sense of why we chose some of the subjects we covered and provide more background on the remarkable writers who have contributed their thoughts and findings to these pages. We’ve been […]

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Dealing with History’s Demons

by Mark Medish and Alex Rondos | Dec 8, 2023 | Opinion

History has come roaring back to challenge our sense of global order.  So long as the post-World War 2 international system commanded broad respect, we could pretend to keep the peace while camouflaging the contradiction between the principles of sovereignty and self- determination that are embedded in the UN charter.  The system assumed that the […]

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How We’re Forgetting the Greatest Generation’s Message to Us

by Hugh Taylor | Mar 10, 2023 | Opinion

In 1974, a squirrel trap in the attic of our big house in Scarsdale, New York, snagged a rat. My father took the rat out into the driveway, doused it with lighter fluid, and burned it alive right in front of me. I was 9. It shocked me that my father—the son of impoverished immigrants, who had […]

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A Fork in the Road

by WS Editors | Nov 3, 2022 | Opinion

Before heading to the polls next week, voters are encouraged to peer over the horizon at what a government controlled by the far right in this country will actually look like. For this elections issue of The Washington Spectator we have drawn on some of the valuable reporting and commentary we’ve seen recently that bears […]

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