Christopher DeGroot

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Christopher DeGroot—essayist, poet, aphorist, and satirist—is a writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His writing appears regularly in New English Review, where he is a contributing editor, and occasionally in The Iconoclast, its daily blog. He has been published in The Imaginative Conservative, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, The Unz Review, Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts, and elsewhere. You can follow him at @CEGrotius.


Deep Thoughts

America’s Delusional Self-Destructiveness

America’s Delusional Self-Destructiveness

July 20, 2018

Progressives and their neocon brethren have been predictably outraged this

Diversity Training

Progressive Academia’s Threat to Free Speech

Progressive Academia’s Threat to Free Speech

July 13, 2018

Far from being a controversial figure like conservative judge Robert Bork,

The Untold Story

The Psychological Naïveté of Trump’s Moralistic Critics

The Psychological Naïveté of Trump’s Moralistic Critics

July 06, 2018

From the Never Trump Republicans to Hollywood to academia, moralistic criticism

Zeitgeist

The Worship of Jackals by Jackasses

The Worship of Jackals by Jackasses

June 29, 2018

Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round

Issue of the Century

The Ignorance of Trump’s Moralizing Critics

The Ignorance of Trump’s Moralizing Critics

June 22, 2018

If there is one thing we can count on in our age of expert ignorance, it is

Education

The Case for Gender-Segregated Universities

The Case for Gender-Segregated Universities

June 15, 2018

It is an old theme of literature that men and women, in the throes of passion,

Deep Thoughts

Duty to Others in an Age of Individuals

Duty to Others in an Age of Individuals

June 08, 2018

There is a striking passage in Edith Hamilton’s study The Echo of Greece

Deep Thoughts

Will Prostitution Become Legal in America?

Will Prostitution Become Legal in America?

June 01, 2018

In a recent op-ed for The Washington Times, Grazie Pozo Christie takes

Science and Society

Diversity Comes for Science

Diversity Comes for Science

May 25, 2018

Having given free rein to our essentially affective or irrational nature—a

Cultural Caviar

More Bad News for Feminists

More Bad News for Feminists

May 18, 2018

It is only through ignorance or suppression of the truth that anyone can

Idiocracy

The Centrist Illusion

The Centrist Illusion

May 11, 2018

Like many of us, Michael Shermer is troubled by America’s increasing

Deep Thoughts

Maxims for Life, an Antidote to Hope: Part Two

Maxims for Life, an Antidote to Hope: Part Two

May 04, 2018

Morality is a mixed thing. “Do we really want peace?” Pope Francis asks

Cultural Caviar

Maxims for Life, an Antidote to Hope: Part One

Maxims for Life, an Antidote to Hope: Part One

April 27, 2018

Jordan Peterson has published a popular new book, 12 Rules for Life: An

The Untold Story

The Truth About Progressive Companies

The Truth About Progressive Companies

April 20, 2018

Progressive companies are not only of rich sociological interest; they often

Cultural Caviar

Antagonism: The Overlooked Value

Antagonism: The Overlooked Value

April 13, 2018

“But I am DeGroot,” I objected with DeGrootesque dignity, “and what is

Cultural Caviar

The Education America Needs

The Education America Needs

April 06, 2018

It is easy for leftist intellectuals to condescend to President Trump; the man

Cultural Caviar

No Empathy for Men

No Empathy for Men

March 30, 2018

The editorial standards at The Atlantic, as I demonstrated a little while back

Cultural Caviar

A Tale of Black Racism

A Tale of Black Racism

March 23, 2018

There is a lot to be learned from conceiving of people as vehicles of ideas.

Deep Thoughts

The Age of Expert Ignorance

The Age of Expert Ignorance

March 16, 2018

Last year Tom Nichols, an ardent Never Trump Republican, published a popular

Deep Thoughts

The Sham of Equality

The Sham of Equality

March 09, 2018

Equality has become one of the most insidious ideas in the language. I do not

The Patriarchy

Male Authority and the Decline of America

Male Authority and the Decline of America

March 02, 2018

Our elected representatives, including many judges, more and more refuse to

Bravery Hurts

America Needs a Civil War

America Needs a Civil War

February 23, 2018

If, as many geniuses have believed, civilization depends on individual

Feminism

The Delusion of Sexual Empowerment

The Delusion of Sexual Empowerment

February 16, 2018

A few weeks ago, Aly Raisman came to public attention for doing a brave and

The Untold Story

Perpetual Victims

Perpetual Victims

February 09, 2018

If you wanted to write a satire of leftist journalism, you could hardly do

Deep Thoughts

The Loneliness Epidemic

The Loneliness Epidemic

February 02, 2018

Nations throughout the West have come to view loneliness as an epidemic, for it

#RESISTANCE

God Save Women From Other Women

God Save Women From Other Women

January 26, 2018

Last Saturday we saw women protest “gender inequality” throughout the

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