Chuck Chalberg

Chuck Chalberg

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Dr. John C. “Chuck” Chalberg writes from Bloomington, Minnesota.

Recent blog posts by this author

Douglas Murray and ‘The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam’

That Americans are a very lucky people was long ago recognized by a German Chancellor.  That would be Otto von Bismarck, who is alleged to have muttered more than once that “God takes care of drunks, little children, and the United States of...

‘Shattered’ Reveals the True Villains of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign was supposed to end with something being shattered.  And it did.  It just didn’t end with the sort of shattering that Hillary Clinton had long had in mind. Poised to bring that proverbial glass ceiling...

Liberals Have Become the New Confederates

“The South will rise again.”  How often did that rallying cry echo throughout a certain portion of the country following the Civil War? A lot. Actually, the South has risen in any number of very positive ways in the century and a half since...

Systemic Racism or the Collapse of the Family?

Those on the left and right have very different “what’s wrong with America” narratives—especially on the subject of race. The left presumes the pervasiveness of white racism; the right does not.  For those on the left, America has always...

Populism Has Finally Beat Progressivism

With a Trump presidency at hand an inescapable historical irony deserves to be noted. If there was a time in our history—and there was—when progressivism bested populism, this is a moment when populism has returned the favor. To be sure, the...

Do Americans Even Care about Freedom Anymore?

Think about the chief slogans for Campaign 2016, and then think back to the American founding. Something is missing. We have The Donald’s “Make America Great Again” up against Hillary’s “Stronger Together.” The two are virtually interchangeable. In...

We Might Be in for Party Reversals

Don’t look now, but we might be in the early stages of major reversals of our two major parties on two major issues. A pipe dream? Maybe so. A vain search for silver linings as Campaign 2016 slogs on? Possibly. And yet both reversals would actually...

Claim: Evolution Can’t Account for Man’s Speech

Thank God for Tom Wolfe.  He’s been coming forth with the right sort of right stuff for better than a half century, and he’s still at it. Or maybe it should be “chundering” forth. The verb of choice is Wolfe’s, who has allegedly scholarly papers...

Why America Shouldn't Make College 'Free'

How often are we told by our friends on the left that America ought to follow the lead of Europe, specifically western Europe, and make college “free”? Pretty often, by my reckoning.  In the waning years of my community college teaching days...

Memorization Is Still a Necessary Skill

With another school year about to start, here’s a bit of advice from a recently retired college history teacher. Beware of teachers whose opening day gambit assures all new students that they have little or nothing to worry about on the following...

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