The Artifa[ctuals] is a group of writers and artists (from the right and left and middle of the political spectrum) who believe that the American ideals of liberty and self-expression are facing an urgent threat, that illiberality and hive mentality menace our 244 year old democracy and Western Civilization itself.  In the spirit of the Large Hadron Collider our aim is to create a  “collision space” (as opposed to a “safe space’) for critical thought and artistic expression. We welcome fellow travelers on our ever evolving journey towards “a more perfect Union.” Read our Manifesto to learn more.