Tom Piatak

Thomas Piatak is a contributing editor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He writes from Cleveland, Ohio.

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Latest by Tom Piatak in Chronicles

  • Hungarian Rhapsody
    September 2021

    Hungarian Rhapsody

    4 min

    Neoconservatives have taken aim at both Tucker Carlson and Viktor Orban's Hungary, as the former is the Deplorables' greatest ally, and the latter is the greatest example of a national victory over cultural Marxism.

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  • Equity or Bust
    July 2021

    Equity or Bust

    3 ½ min

    LBJ’s executive order creating affirmative action has a tenuous legal basis and can be undone at the stoke of a presidential pen. Yet it continues to enshrine in the name of “equity” a growing preferential racial treatment for nonwhites.

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  • The House I Hide In
    April/May 2021

    The House I Hide In

    4 ¼ min

    In the 1940s, Frank Sinatra recorded a song that proclaimed American virtues, entitled "The House I Live In." How quaint, I thought, that Americans used to believe those things. Old Blue Eyes would have written a different song were he writing today.

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  • Disenfranchising the Deplorables
    February 2021

    Disenfranchising the Deplorables

    4 min

    Trump energized tens of millions by showing that opposition to the globalist consensus is possible. He achieved just enough to give a future dissenter from that consensus a chance to overcome the media's negative portrayal of populist nationalism.

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  • A Revolution Delayed
    December 2020

    A Revolution Delayed

    4 min

    Despite the overwhelming institutional opposition he faced, Trump's reelection campaign was a bravura performance. It strongly suggests that the nationalist and populist themes that propelled Trump to victory in 2016 have lost none of their potency.

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