David French

Senior editor of The Dispatch and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He’s the author most recently of Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.   David writes The French Press newsletter for The Dispatch. Subscribe to The French Press »

David French

What Do We Mean By ‘Progressive’ or ‘Conservative’?

The moral and pragmatic case for pluralism.

What Should We Be Doing?

It's all about timing.

The Brooding Omnipresence of the Law

I practiced the law, I practically perfected it.

The Desperate Despots Club

A Dispatch explainer.

Apple Boycotts, and Boycotting Apple

Can we have our millionth conversation about cancel culture?

First Amendment Monday (on a Tuesday)

"People conflate being exposed to ideas with harassment."

How Fundamentalism Fails

Ultimately, the closed fist can’t overcome the open hand.

Why I Changed My Mind About Law and Marriage, Again

Walking through my flip, flop, flip on one of the toughest issues of our time.