FPR Conference: Please Register

Our annual conference will be in the Maas Conference Center on the campus of Hope College on September 30th. Charles Marohn will be our keynote speaker, but we will also feature Patrick Deneen, Jason Peters, Bill Kauffman, and others. Regis...

FPR Conference: Register Now!

You won’t want to miss our annual conference. This year it will be held on September 30 at Hope College in Holland MI. We’ve got a great line-up of speakers including Bill Kauffman, Jason Peters, Susannah Black, Patrick Deneen, ...

A Rebirth of Midwestern Regionalism

My review of an important new book by the midwestern historian, Jon K. Lauck, appears in the new issue of National Review.  I’ll have more to say on western and southern regionalism in the near future; for the moment you may enjoy rea...

To Bail or not to Bail

  Recently David Brooks posted a New York Times op-ed lamenting an increase in “bailing,” which he defines as “flaking” on social commitments. The title of the article was “The Golden Age of Bailing,” although I wonder why he didn’t call it...

The Dryers are Coming! The Dryers are Coming!

South Korea lives on the cutting edge of technology — just ask the young smart-phone zombies that slowly roam the campus where I teach. On second thought, better to send them a ‘chat’ on Kakao Talk, the messaging app that ...