Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick is a free-lance writer and teacher living in Front Royal, Virginia. He may be found online at

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  • Hope in Little Platoons
    October 2019

    Hope in Little Platoons

    9 ½ min

    For 26 years, I taught hundreds of home-educated students, including my own children. My checkered teaching career also includes a semester in a university, two years at a prison, and two years in a public high school. During my last 15 years of that teaching, I conducted seminars for homeschoolers in Asheville, North Carolina, offering instruction in literature, composition, history, and Latin.

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  • April 2019

    Happy Warriors

    7 ¾ min

    For decades, conservative commentators and writers have told anyone who would listen that America is going to hell in a handbag. James Burnham’s Suicide of the West, John Derbyshire’s We Are Doomed, Pat Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower, Mark Steyn’s After America, and thousands of other books and articles have revealed the damage done to our culture and our republic by the left.

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  • In Praise of Cultural Appropriation
    August 2018

    In Praise of Cultural Appropriation

    9 min

    Recently I read of a 67-year-old woman who wanted to run in a marathon. She had never run for exercise in her life, but her desire and passion led her to put on a pair of sneakers, leave the house, and walk a mile.

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  • December 2017

    The Pronouns of Bedlam

    9 ¼ min

    Jordan Peterson and others like him understand in their bones one great truth: Language matters. The names by which we call people, places, and things are vital both to our perceptions of reality and to reality itself.

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  • January 2017

    Blood From a Stone: Observations of a Serf

    9 min

    Like most conservatives, I believe that the federal government is out of control in its spending and its regulations. Like most conservatives, I believe the chief concerns of that government to be the defense of the United States, international negotiations, and certain interior measures regarding interstate trade and travel.

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