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Thomas Koenig

Thomas Koenig

Thomas Koenig, a contributing editor of American Purpose, is a graduate of Princeton University and a student at Harvard Law School. In addition to American Purpose, his writings have appeared in National Review, CNN, The Dispatch, Real Clear Politics, and The Bulwark. He’s also the author of the “Tom’s Takes” newsletter on Substack. Twitter: @thomaskoenig98

Articles and Events

Covenant, Crucible, Creed
Books

Covenant, Crucible, Creed

Do we have to abandon the idea of a national narrative, as Samuel Goldman urges? Or can our incomplete, imperfect canon see us through?

Thomas Koenig
The Woke Pot and the MAGA Kettle

The Woke Pot and the MAGA Kettle

The two political extremes parallel each other to the same dead end.

Thomas Koenig
Another Age of Acrimony
Books

Another Age of Acrimony

A new book reveals we’ve been through tribalism akin to today’s before—and succeeded in pulling out of it.

Thomas Koenig
Putting the Responsible “Self” Back in Self-Government

Putting the Responsible “Self” Back in Self-Government

We can’t leave our virtues at the door.

Thomas Koenig
Finally, a Nation

Finally, a Nation

There’s a balance between the stories of 1776 and 1619, and looking to the Civil War can help us find it.

Thomas Koenig
Put the Kids to Bed Already

Put the Kids to Bed Already

Though Trumpian turmoil stands out at the moment, it’s time for both centrist Democrats and centrist Republicans to purge their respective extremes.

Thomas Koenig