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

It’s Time for the Elites to Remove Their Blindfolds and Accept Responsibility
- Jeff Minick
In his novel The Shape of Illusion, now regrettably out of print, William E. Barrett gives us the story of a centuries-old painting depicting Jesus Christ and the mob surrounding him immediately after Pontius Pilate has condemned him to death. This mysterious painting terrifies its viewers, who see their own faces in the hateful crowd
Remote Work Needs to End
- Betsy McCaughey
America needs to go back to work. Elon Musk ordered Tesla employees back to the office full time last week. Tesla will “create and actually manufacture the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth,” Musk said. “This will not happen by phoning it in.” Bravo to Musk for rebuffing the fairy tale
Goofus and Gallant Go Woke
- Michelle Malkin
Do you remember Highlights, the ubiquitous children’s magazine that you’d devour at the dentist’s office? If you were lucky, you’d wait for the mailman to deliver a fresh edition to your home at the beginning of every month. It was a treasure. The venerable American publication was established in 1946 by an enterprising married couple

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

- Walter Block
Politicians are trying to use the Uvalde school shooting to introduce new gun control measures, but the horrible event actually shows how useless government is at protecting the vulnerable.
- Srdja Trifkovic
The popular and fearless Stefano Valdegamberi, of Verona, speaks openly about Italy's corrupted political establishment, which is at odds with the true welfare of Italians.
- Patrick Buchanan
Zelenskyy desires a Russian defeat, but the war is now generating greater risks and dangers for the U.S. than any additional rewards we might realize from "weakening" Russia with further fighting.

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SUIte C-11
Bloomington, MN 55425


(952) 388-0840

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