Russell Kirk and Ronald Reagan

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Recently I’ve been haunted by the memory of Russell Kirk. October 19 is the centenary of the author of The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot (1953). No doubt Kirk, who died in 1994, would appreciate the spectral metaphor: He was as celebrated for his Gothic horror fiction as for his dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of columns on philosophy, history, academe, politics, and what he liked to call “humane letters.” He made some money from his ghost stories, too, which helped Kirk and his wife Annette raise four daughters and host countless guests, students, and refugees at their home in rural Mecosta, Michigan. This almost-forgotten father of American conservatism gave the movement a name and an intellectual ancestry. How would he respond to the world of 2018?

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Inside the Ring: Army Gears Up for Info Warfare

military cyber computer

The Army this month outlined its plan for using modern-day information warfare in future military conflicts as part of new, high-technology warfighting capabilities.

Trump on Whether Khashoggi Is Dead: ‘Certainly Looks That Way to Me’

En route to a campaign rally in Montana, Trump spoke about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, saying he believes the Washington Post reporter is dead. “Do you believe Jamal Khashoggi is dead?” a reporter asked. “It certainly looks that way to me. It’s very sad,” Trump said. “What are you considering for possible consequences for Saudi Arabia?” …