Articles by Adam Ellwanger

Adam Ellwanger is a professor of English at the University of Houston–Downtown, where he studies rhetoric, writing, and public discourse. His new book, Metanoia: Rhetoric, Authenticity, and the Transformation of the Self, is available now. Reach him at, on Twitter @DoctorEllwanger, or @TheHereticalTruth on Parler.

The Burning Tower(s).

Reflections on 20 years since 9/11.

Adam Ellwanger September 12, 2021

The Occupation: Public Protest and the Use of Space.

How American elites co-opt popular demonstrations of discontent.

Adam Ellwanger August 3, 2021

Space Exploration: Frontier Politics and the Future of Man.

Ownership and territory in the next century.

Adam Ellwanger July 25, 2021

Fear and Loathing at CPAC.

Doom and debauchery in Dallas.

Adam Ellwanger July 13, 2021

A Letter to Team USA.

Olympic excellence, American pride, and the performance of virtue.

Adam Ellwanger June 30, 2021

The Centrist Type: A Study in Character (or Lack Thereof).

Moderation as ideology and “the middle” as fiction.

Adam Ellwanger June 28, 2021

PRIDE Month as Reactionary Moralism.

Secular progressivism and the future of transgression.

Adam Ellwanger June 21, 2021

Oligarchy and the Polls.

Engineering the “voice” of the people.

Adam Ellwanger May 21, 2021

The Politics of Retribution and the Minority-Owned Business.

Revenge as compassion in Weimar America.

Adam Ellwanger April 23, 2021

“Preferred” Pronouns: The Final (?) Frontier.

Linguistic coercion and social change.

Adam Ellwanger April 15, 2021

In Defense of Tribalism.

Culture, commonality, and the perils of multiculturalism.

Adam Ellwanger March 22, 2021

Bad “Optics”: On Pseudo-Events and Pseudo-Democracy.

What the left's obsession over Senator Cruz's trip to Cancun reveals about media and the politics of...

Adam Ellwanger March 13, 2021

On Irreverence, or, Why the Left Can’t Meme.

Power, politics, and the uses of disrespect.

Adam Ellwanger February 19, 2021

5G and the Coming World.

“Paranoia” and the future of the human person.

Adam Ellwanger January 29, 2021