The Politically Incorrect Gateway to a REAL History Education McClanahan Academy courses sandblast away the years of rust, corrosion, and brain-rot produced by mainstream history curriculum. My courses challenge conventional wisdom and modern group-think. They are for the strong minded, curious student who wants a real history education untarnished by establishment academics. You can watch online, download the MP3, or use the Teachable App to …more
It has become a fairly standard procedure to bash the academy. There’s a reason for that. The academy is a cesspool that doesn’t meet its stated mission, namely to produce people able to think critically and independently. That is the point. Most academics don’t want students who think critically and independently. Why? Because most academics can’t do this themselves. They want minions, not thinking students. …more
National Review thinks the courts can save federalism. At least they are talking about saving federalism. The courts cannot be trusted to do anything. I discuss in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Does Donald Trump have emergency powers to build the wall? This is an important legal question, but one with a simple (but unpopular for many people) answer: No. If we are going to say the Constitution needs to be upheld, then we need to be consistent. I discuss my thoughts on Trump’s wall, the Republicans, and presidential “emergency powers” in this episode of The Brion …more
Tucker Carlson gave perhaps the most important political television monologue of early 2019 last week in response to Mitt Romney’s op-ed critical of Donald Trump. It was bold, meaty, and it ticked off establishment Republicans like Ben Shapiro. That’s why it was great. I discuss both the monologue and Shapiro’s response in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
The Millennials have taken over the building, or so it seems if you watch the news. “AOC” is the media darling and everyone is jumping on board. But this isn’t the whole truth. We are seeing a slight generational shift in the United States Congress, but the Generation Xers have more seats than the Millennials and the Boomers still run things. Regardless, don’t be fooled …more
Is history a social science? No. In fact, the social sciences are the enemy of both history and tradition. I explain in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show, the last of 2018.
I get this all the time: “Okay, Lincoln didn’t go to war to free the slaves, but without slavery, the South wouldn’t have seceded and therefore Lincoln would not have gone to war to prevent secession. No slavery, no war.” This is an important and nuanced argument, but one that misses several important pieces, most importantly the long view of American history. I discuss the …more
December 11, 2018, a date which will go down as one of the single greatest examples of modern political stupidity but perhaps the best example of political theatre in the modern age, the Donald, Nancy, Chuck, and Mike Show. This episode episod of the Brion McClanahan Show covers the glorious meeting, including Pence’s silence, Trump’s “manspreading” and “mansplaining” and what the meeting really exposed.
Heavy metal music was invented by Western Civilization. I know to some people this might be sacrilege, but it’s true. It could not have been made without it, and it embodies urban white working class society. It also was a hearty reaction to the Cold War and the prospect of mutual assured destruction. I discuss these issues and more in this episode of The Brion …more
Former Representative John Dingall recently wrote an op-ed for The Atlantic in which he proposed to, among other idiotic measures, abolish the Electoral College and the Senate. Yes, because Progressives really believe in “minority” rights. But this is instructive. We should know who these people are and what they really want. Dingall, as a cranky old man, is just willing to say it. I discuss …more