The following is a summary of the 2020 December/January issue of The St. Croix Review:
Barry MacDonald, in “America Is at a Turning Point,” restates the continuing editorial principles of The St. Croix Review.
Paul Kengor, in “Pennsylvania Bombshell: Biden 99.4 Percent V. Trump 0.6 Percent,” documents overwhelming and ghastly evidence of voter fraud in the presidential election; in “Fifty Years Ago Solzhenitsyn Received the Nobel Prize for Reminding Us of a Forgotten God,” he demonstrates how an all-powerful state is jealous of power and conducts war against religious institutions.
Matthew B. Wills, in “Robert E. Lee, Virginian,” provides insight into a decent, a principled, and an exceptionally able general of the Civil War who was forced to make agonizing decisions during a period of American history that was fraught with complexities.
Michael S. Swisher, in “What Do Conservatives Wish to Conserve?” offers comprehensive and historical answers.
William Bonner, in “Relating to the Pilgrims after 400 years,” presents the transcendent meaning of “Thanks Giving.”
Allan Brownfeld, in “Rediscovering American Uniqueness at Thanksgiving: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Compact,” celebrates American immigration and heritage as the land of opportunity and liberty; in “Democratic Societies Are Fragile — They Can Break,” he warns against the constant danger of would-be-tyrants who hide among our people; in “Moving Toward a Color-Blind Society,” he shows how much progress has been made, warns against cancel culture, and believes there is more to do to overcome racism in America.
Mark Hendrickson, in “More Mischief About Income Inequality,” exposes the underlying fallacies of those who decry income inequality in America, and he explains the virtues of a market economy; in “Why Fracking Is a Big Issue,” he explains the humane, geopolitical, health, environmental, and economic reasons why developing natural gas is important.
John A. Sparks, in “Court Packing — Destabilizing and Unnecessary,” provides a history and an assessment of the qualities of the Supreme Court, and explains why he thinks increasing the number of justices on the court is a bad idea.
Earl Tilford, in “History and War: A Veterans Day Reflection,” writes about living for 40 years in both Sparta and Athens.
Thomas E. Wilson, in “Legacy of Lies,” reviews a novel written by Henry G. Gole about the waning days of the war in Vietnam. Henry Gole served two combat tours in Vietnam as a commander in the Special Forces.
Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten, in “Restoring Virtue in America,” name four virtues that promote the healthy cohesion of society.
Al Shane, in “The Way I See the Swamp,” decries the nastiness as well as the phony and scurrilous charges that President Trump, his family, and his associates endured during the entire length of his presidency.
Francis DeStefano, in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” reviews a classic film that critics dismiss as “sentimental,” and he provides details of the life of the legendary and pioneering Hollywood film director Frank Capra; in “The Third Man,” he reviews a film regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, starring with “a great writer, a great director, a magnificent cast, a great setting, innovative black and white cinematography, and a wonderful music score.”
Jigs Gardner, in “Letters from a Conservative Farmer — The Old Red Mill,” writes about the joys of cider pressing, boiled cider, and boiled Cider Pie.
Jigs Gardner, in “Writers for Conservatives, 84: Thomas Sowell’s Personal Odyssey,” writes that “Thomas Sowell has gone his own way, uncompromising, making a place for himself as a brilliant thinker and writer.”