Who We Are

A non-profit periodicals 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, periodicals publisher dedicated to the restoration of the principles and traditions with which Western Civilization was founded and upon which the American Republic has been built. Our 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.

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What Thought Leaders Have Said About Chronicles

“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

- Jordan Alexander

A white picket fence, 2.5 kids, weekend barbeques—this vision was once ingrained in the American psyche. The American Dream imagined this way was portrayed across media and permeated American culture. Today, America feels like a different place. The claim that …

- Lenore Skenazy

Children in Virginia can now play outside without their parents getting investigated for neglect. Imagine that!

Sunday night, Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed what is colloquially called the “Reasonable Childhood Independence” bill — and was formerly known as the Free-Range Parenting …

- Intellectual Takeout

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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

The Trump Indictment and the Triumph of Critical Legal Studies
- Stephen B. Presser

The indictment of Donald Trump marks the ascendancy of a progressive legal theory that argues all law is merely politics, and makes the courts into a battlefield for political campaigns.

The post The Trump Indictment and the Triumph of Critical Legal Studies first appeared on Chronicles.

From Stanford to Israel, Mobocracy Triumphs Over Deliberation
- Josh Hammer

Western societies have given up on reasoned deliberation and discourse, capitulating instead to mobocracy and the crass flexing of raw power.

The post From Stanford to Israel, Mobocracy Triumphs Over Deliberation first appeared on Chronicles.

Syria: A Merciful Regime-Change Failure
- Srdja Trifkovic

The failure of the American-instigated jihadist rebellion in Syria is a good thing. America’s involvement in a faraway land, where no vital U.S. interest exists, was and is an inherently bad idea.

The post Syria: A Merciful Regime-Change Failure first appeared on Chronicles.

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