Chilton Williamson, Jr.’s articles bring readers a prolific stream of fresh insights on a variety of hot-button topics. Click below to read selected excerpts.

Homage to Edward Abbey

March 18, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

It may or may not make sense for the living to think in arbitrary terms of decades, centuries, and millennia; what is certain is, the dead don’t. Edward Abbey had been deceased just two months short of ten years, and I was defunct about four months, entombed that long in the overpopulated, electronicized, ideologized megasprawl of… Read More

What Is Populism?

February 18, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Dining out with my wife in a restaurant in Paris recently, I became aware of the well-dressed Frenchman seated with his wife two tables away from us listening in on our conversation.  The table for two between us was unoccupied. “Where are you from?” he inquired, in excellent English, when he saw I had noticed. America… Read More

Seize No Day

January 18, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

When one is tired of London, said Dr. Johnson, one is tired of life.  I spent a week in London last November, a city I have visited many times and know well having lived a year there with my family while I was growing up.  The City of London remains largely intact, save for the… Read More

Lost Generations

December 18, 2018
Author: Chilton Williamson

You are all a lost generation, Gertrude Stein is said to have told Ernest Hemingway when he and his first wife were living in Paris after the Great War. Since then, the generation that was born in the 1890’s and reached maturity to fight in the terrible conflict that came close to exterminating both it and… Read More

Kavanaugh in Retrospect

November 26, 2018
Author: Chilton Williamson

Hours after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Kavanaugh as the 114th Supreme Court Justice, a commentator on FOX News remarked that no winners had emerged from the legislative ordeal. He was wrong, of course. Kavanaugh himself was the primary winner, having survived the fury of Hell itself to prevail over the persons and the… Read More