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Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, philosopher, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, film, and public policy for two decades. As a consultant for the (Evergreen) Freedom Foundation, he co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics. He has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including films written and produced by Lionel Chetwynd, Newt Gingrich, Ron Silver, and Dick Morris.  Among these is Citizens United’s notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of the landmark Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and the award-winning education-reform documentary Flunked, narrated by Joe Mantegna.

Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, philosopher, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, film, and public policy for two decades. As a consultant for the (Evergreen) Freedom Foundation, he co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics. He has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including films written and produced by Lionel Chetwynd, Newt Gingrich, Ron Silver, and Dick Morris.  Among these is Citizens United’s notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of the landmark Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and the award-winning education-reform documentary Flunked, narrated by Joe Mantegna.

As an author, Christopher has written hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics in a number of venues. He is the author of the StreetSmarts Manual, a 190-page community organizing guide for conservatives and libertarians, and will be publishing a major work on political philosophy in 2021. In years past, he created and managed several organizations, including the news magazine Modern Conservative; the tea-party predecessor AnyStreet.org; and Liberatchik, a group dedicated to promoting conservative and libertarian art and artists. He is currently the managing editor of WesternFreePress.com and LibertyRevolution.TV.

Politics

My area of focus is the individual human person. What rights does he have? What may others do to him? After a lifetime of experience—and more than 20 years of introspection, discussion, and study—I have found the moral logic of classical liberalism to be inescapable: The individual has natural rights as an ineluctable consequence of his very existence. It has also become painfully clear that the ideology of the political left is the greatest threat to those rights, and to that existence. The primary purpose of this site is to explore those ideas, and to counter that threat.

We’re all a part of this journey. We will of course look at the news of the day, but we will also take a deeper approach. Together, we will explore why things are the way they are. We’ll look at the philosophical underpinnings of our views, and we’ll examine the multifarious ways in which the ideology of the left poses a threat to the liberty and rights of the individual. Our goal will be a deeper understanding of the challenges of our day, our era, and our future.

Beyond Politics

Of course, there is a world beyond politics. A world of beauty and light—of art, music, togetherness, and joy. I love all these things, and for as much time as I spend steeped in political philosophy and ideological fights, it’s nice to get away from all that once in a while. And so, while it won’t be my primary fare, expect the occasional post on the lighter side of things. 

To my friends on the left . . .

Ideologies are powerful things, and I fervently believe that that the ideology of the left is a dangerous force. It captures some of our most wonderful, creative minds and some of our most compassionate hearts. It is an ideology of control and violence, yet it seduces with talk of security and caring.

When I say that we’re all in this together, I mean all of us. I want you here. I want to talk with you. I am going to say things that you find incendiary and annoying, but I come  with an earnest desire for love and truth. If you give me a chance, I hope to convince you to join me on the side of human flourishing and freedom!

Let’s talk!

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