Who We Are

A non-profit publisher and educational institution working to defend and advance the principles and traditions of Western Civilization and the American Republic.


What We Do

We publish two exceptional and widely acclaimed periodicals: Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture and Intellectual Takeout, a daily, online-only web magazine.


Our Vision

To defend and advance Western Civilization and the American Republic and work to achieve the restoration of the moral, political, and legal order necessary for a free and just society.


What Is Charlemagne Institute?


Charlemagne Institute is a non-profit publisher and educational organization dedicated to the restoration of the principles and traditions with which Western Civilization was founded and upon which the American Republic has been built. Charlemagne Institute is also a membership organization whose purpose is to cultivate discussion and debate on seminal topics within the studies of politics, culture, history, family, education, and the arts. In terms of viewpoint, Charlemagne Institute conveys the values of a heartland conservatism.


Join the Movement

Become part of a movement to reclaim America's intellectual and spiritual heritage. Multiple membership options available.


What Thought Leaders Have Said

“You are to be commended”

…for articulating and encouraging a cultural perspective based on the enduring values of American life.

President Ronald Reagan

“Confronting the smelly little orthodoxies”

“It has been a pleasure to watch…Chronicles confront the smelly little orthodoxies of our time.”

Tom Wolfe

“Most insightful journal in America

The toughest, best-written and most insightful journal in America..

Pat Buchanan

“Just fantastic!”

This is a magazine you guys [have] got to be all over…it’s just fantastic!

Steve Bannon

What We Do

Chronicles Magazine

Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture is a monthly print-and-online publication featuring original and insightful commentary on such topics as history, education, politics, economics, and the arts. Since its founding in 1977, Chronicles has been viewed as an elite forum for cultural commentary, focusing attention upon the prevailing currents within politics and civil society.

Intellectual Takeout

Intellectual Takeout is an online-only magazine that challenges the intellectual and secular orthodoxies of today. With new content posted on a daily basis, the publication is particularly popular among Millennials and younger Americans. Overall, the website is viewed by more than 8 million unique readers annually.

The Alcuin Internship

The Alcuin Internship is an intensive, intellectual and professional educational program for a group of exceptional college students and recent graduates. Hosted during the summer months, the Internship focuses on skills and strategies with which to prepare young adults for years of productive engagement toward the renewal of the American ethos.


The Latest from ITO

The Letdown That Is Women’s Lib
- Annie Holmquist
Career GirlA career feminist looks back on her life and acknowledges that perhaps women's liberation isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Grandpa and the Missing Infant Formula
- Jeff Minick
Infant FormulaGovernment incompetence and missteps seem to trail us into every aspect of life, even in the food we give our babies.
The Prosecution of Idaho Mom Sara Brady
- Michelle Malkin
Sara BradySara Brady was arrested in April 2020 for bringing her children to a playground to meet with other families during the pandemic.

In the Spotlight

Chronicles by the Numbers

Since 1977, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture has been at the forefront of examining the prevailing currents of politics and civil society with a focus on defending the traditions and history of America and the West.

Years in Publication


Of readers have 4-year college degrees or higher

Avg number of years as a reader

Chronicles Magazine

The Latest from Chroncles

- Srdja Trifkovic
The hegemonic clique that conducts American foreign policy has managed to bring Europe under control more firmly and radically than at any time during the Cold War. And this is not a temporary, transient phenomenon.
- Alexander Riley
Amy Wax talks about issues of race, merit, intelligence, and virtue as well as the discriminatory effects of Affirmative Action.
- Patrick Buchanan
The push for Finland to join NATO is the latest provocation in a dangerous game the West is playing against Russia, and by extension, it calls into question once again the sanity of U.S. commitment to NATO countries.

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SUIte C-11
Bloomington, MN 55425


(952) 388-0840

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