John Hirschauer, National Review

John Hirschauer

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Fairfield, CT, United States

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Past articles by John:

What the Cleveland Indians Lose with Their Name Change

Logos and branding tie a team’s past to its present. They connect generations of fans. → Read More

D. J. Jaffe, RIP

In D.J. Jaffe, the seriously mentally ill lost their loudest champion last weekend. He will be missed. → Read More

The National Sacrament of Pride Month

Pride Month has a deeper symbolic meaning, one that explains its status as a high holiday on the American liturgical calendar. Pride, that vice the Book of Sirach calls the “beginning of all sin,” is now the centerpiece of a monthlong celebration of the liberated individual’s triumph over the repressive collective. → Read More

‘No Justice, No Peace’: Can We Have Peace Now?

If the iconoclasts were just concerned about the blight of honoring traitors who fought for the preservation of slavery, the vandals would have been satisfied by toppling the statues of the Confederates. But they went after Washington, and they want Lincoln next. → Read More

Bostock and the Murky Future of Workplace Speech

The Supreme Court’s decision leaves us with lots of questions. Congress should step in to provide answers, lest the judiciary do so instead. → Read More

Bill Barr Tears the Seamless Garment

Bill Barr represents the antithesis of the sort of public Catholicism that animates many of his left-wing critics, who long for a Church that deemphasizes sexual issues and becomes instead like an NGO. → Read More

‘Larger’ Truths

These, unlike tragedies that fit the ascendant narrative, will be treated as isolated events. → Read More

The Firing of Tim Gordon

After Tim Gordon said something unfashionable about Black Lives Matter in public, his employment at a Catholic high school was swiftly terminated. → Read More

Governor Wolf’s Dangerous Disability Agenda

Since taking office in 2015, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has pursued a radical deinstitutionalization agenda. → Read More

How Much Longer Will MLK’s Statue Stand?

In 1957, 'Ebony' magazine invited Martin Luther King, Jr. to write a monthly advice column. King agreed. In 1958, a young reader asked him a question. → Read More

White Liberals in Minneapolis

A 'Washington Post' journalist profiled white liberals of Minneapolis to get their thoughts on the recent protests and riots in their city. → Read More

Of Course It Is ‘About the Flag’

Brees should have known that his charitable pedigree and longstanding reputation would be no defense for the sin of challenging emerging orthodoxies on race and American depravity. → Read More

George Floyd’s Death and ‘Systemic Racism’

Americans should be able to condemn Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's death without condemning the United States of America. → Read More

What Happened to Social Distancing?

Those protesting George Floyd’s death in crowds large enough to fill a small stadium have evaded scrutiny from the same people who told us that Floridians lying distanced on a beach were Literally Killing People. → Read More

The Sole Justification Offered for the Riots Is a Fiction

Rioters claim that the present disorder is justified by an epidemic of police shootings of unarmed black men. But no such epidemic exists. → Read More

Senate Democrats’ Mindless ‘Report’ on the Judiciary

Senate Democrats mocking the putative inconsistency of originalist judges have no coherent critique of their philosophy. → Read More

Preventable Violence in California

A homeless man named Peter Rocha is in San Francisco police custody after allegedly beating 94-year-old Leo Hainzl to death with a stick. → Read More

More Men Die, Women ‘Bear the Brunt’

More men are dying from the coronavirus, but women, we are told, have been saddled with a disproportionate share of household. Who has it worse? → Read More

The Romantic Sense of Self

Meredith Talusan's story is a distillation of what Darel Paul called the “romantic sensibility of the self”: a Freudian conception of the self as “a unique and creative spirit whose reason for existence is its own expression.” → Read More

The Three Strangest Lines from Biden’s Breakfast Club Interview

A close look at Joe Biden's most bizarre remarks during his Breakfast Club interview with "Charlamagne tha God." → Read More