The World Before the War

By Jonathon Van Maren My introduction to this series on the 20th century, “The Century that Changed Everything,” can be found here. This is the second installment in the series. In many ways, the 20th century begins in our collective memory on June 28, 1914, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were shot…

Katie McHugh’s story exposes the anti-Christian underbelly of the alt-right movement

By Jonathon Van Maren Buzzfeed News recently published the fascinating (and still unfolding) story of Katie McHugh, a one-time conservative gadfly who wrote for the Daily Caller and other right-wing publications before becoming so embedded in the alt-right she managed to get canned from Breitbart in 2017. I found it particularly interesting because McHugh went…