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Daniel McCarthy

Vice President, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
@ ToryAnarchist

Daniel McCarthy is a vice president at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the editor-in-chief of its magazine Modern Age: A Conservative Review. He is also a regular contributor to The Spectator’s World edition.

He has a long association with The American Conservative, the magazine co-founded by Pat Buchanan in 2002. Daniel was its editor from 2010 to 2016 and is its editor-at-large today.

His writing has appeared in an array of publications, including The New York TimesUSA TodayThe National InterestFirst ThingsThe Claremont Review of BooksChronicles, ReasonThe Daily Telegraph and The New York Post.

He has been a guest on PBS NewsHour, NPR, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CNN International and other radio and television networks worldwide.

A recognized expert on conservative thought, Daniel has contributed to the volumes Who Rules? Sovereignty, Nationalism and the Fate of Freedom in the 21st Century (Encounter) and The Dilemmas of American Conservatism (University Press of Kentucky). He also wrote the preface to the 2022 edition of Willmoore Kendall’s seminal work The Conservative Affirmation (Regnery).

He has been a visiting fellow of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America, a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and a Graduate Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Daniel served as the director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at the Fund for American Studies from 2017-2021. Outside of journalism, he has worked as a senior editor in the publishing industry and was the internet communications coordinator and campaign blogger for the 2008 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Committee.

He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and lives in northern Virginia. Follow him on twitter @ToryAnarchist.

Latest Blogs


PBS Misremembers William F. Buckley Jr.

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April 12th, 2024 8:37 AM

Who Wants to Be House Speaker?

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Trump Hunts for a VP Close to Home

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April 2nd, 2024 8:44 AM

Princess Kate and Democracy’s Discontents

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March 20th, 2024 4:14 PM

A Warning to Not Hype Layoffs in News and a Call to Back Local Press

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March 1st, 2024 8:21 AM

Do Americans Trust Republicans OR Democrats?

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February 23rd, 2024 9:43 AM

Trump’s Map to the White House

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February 5th, 2024 10:34 AM

Will ‘Lawfare’ Take Trump Off the Ballot?

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January 26th, 2024 5:03 PM

‘The Sopranos’ at 25: A New World Tragedy

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January 11th, 2024 1:00 PM

Trump, Biden and a Fight for the Heart

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January 4th, 2024 6:02 PM

Why Voters Are Still Supporting Trump

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December 20th, 2023 5:18 PM

Joe Biden Looks Doomed in 2024 — But Is He?

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December 8th, 2023 3:07 PM

By the Time Abortion Makes the Ballot, the Battle’s Over

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November 17th, 2023 3:45 PM

War in the Democratic Party — and at the Opera

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November 9th, 2023 4:50 PM

Don't Let Refugees Be Used as a Weapon

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November 2nd, 2023 5:56 PM

Israel’s Lesson for 2024: A Liberal Crackup

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October 26th, 2023 6:02 PM

Liberals’ Dilemma: Immigration or Israel?

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October 17th, 2023 11:29 AM

Why Bidenflation Defines Bidenomics

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October 12th, 2023 4:48 PM

Will Gavin Newsom Copy Trump?

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October 4th, 2023 2:44 PM

Biden’s a Loser — But Democrats Can’t Ditch Him

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September 29th, 2023 1:18 PM