Anarchism, Global Citites, and a Confucian Cosmopolitan Education

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] I recently attended a conference in Nanjing, China, hosted by the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and organized our fellow Porcher, Adam Webb. You can read a short summary of… [more]

Anarchism, Global Citites, and a Confucian Cosmopolitan Education Anarchism, Global Citites, and a Confucian Cosmopolitan Education

The Market Made Me Do It (Part II)

Malibu, CA Where does Catholic Social Thought come down on this question? Not surprisingly, Catholic thought often emphasizes solutions taken at the level of the economic and political system: government-provided… [more]

The Market Made Me Do It (Part II) The Market Made Me Do It (Part II)

Two Problems for Philanthropy

Rock Island, Il Here are a couple of observations many people who will never be called “philanthropists” have probably made: one is that large givers, oddly enough, still live largely, whereas… [more]

Two Problems for Philanthropy Two Problems for Philanthropy
Malibu, CA The danger in speaking after thirteen talks on Catholic Thought and Business is that there is nothing left to say. Russ Hittinger started with the observation that his job was to tell you what you already know. I…
Spring Arbor, MI (Editor’s note: Like any real front porch, FPR seeks to be a place where children are valued and welcome. Much of what we do seeks the seriousness of a child at play. This is, to my knowledge,…
Manchester, CT “Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow. None has ever caught him yet, for Tom, he is the master: His songs are stronger songs, and his feet are
post-21012-Squirrel-flame-thrower-GIVE-ME-deNV Low flames and smoke and visions of the eschaton.
1024px-Лютер_в_Вормсе   The story of government-induced corruption and other such ills of centralization is nothing new for the Front Porch Republic. Thus, the developing story of how such issues are now haunting the Roman Catholic Church in Germany (and, as a…
Richmond, VA I do not think it outrageous, every now and then, to despair for the future of cooking in this country. Not all the time, no, for there are still encouraging signs that many people are willing to undertake…
Higher education in America has many challenges, and in many ways has become a rather strange place. The satirical novel, such as Richard Russo’s Straight Man or James Hyne’s The Lecturer’s Tale, could hardly be written any more, for…
Spring Arbor, MI In our age of austerity and cost-cutting, the two industries currently under the microscope are healthcare and education. The gains in productivity that have transformed other parts of our economy—agriculture, manufacturing, construction—seem to have bypassed these two.…
Owen Sound, ONT While in Italy last month, I learned that my nation was under attack. On waking, I found myself being told by Wolf Blitzer, redfaced and breathlessly (his only apparent means of communication) that my county would never be…
Nowhere, America Today, the subjects of the Assimilated Provinces of Megalomerica will go to the polls to vote. It’s mostly a formality, since the polls have already come to them, and everyone pretty much knows what will happen. When you…