Archive for April 2009

Canon Fodder I: Uncle Remus

New Castle, Kentucky. We can’t talk about the economy all the time, or anyway I can’t.  Today instead I want to sing a song of the literature of place–and my refrain is, “Bred and born in a briar-patch.” For someone who be...

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

I’ve been reviewing a number of the online offerings of Chris Martenson, whose “crash course” on contemporary economics was made known to me on a recent “Kunstlercast.” I was particularly taken by this chapter,...

Souter and His Front Porch

I’m willing to bet that in all likelihood, a large majority of those reading this site do not have kind feelings for retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter, assuming they have any opinion of him at all. For a certain stripe of re...

Taking Secession Seriously–At Last

Mt. Pleasant, SC–As little as I wished to make my first post for FPR an overtly political essay on contemporary affairs–I had meant to rumination growing up in a small village attendant upon farmlands in upstate New York–I...

By the Book

My piece, titled as above, on the future of publishing, and particularly “conservative” publishing, is up now for subscribers at the American Conservative. You should subscribe. It’s worth it — not for my piece, but ...

I Love Rock and Roll

Claremont, CA – The first thing you see, when you enter the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum, is a front porch. This front porch is a dilapidated thing, decorated with a few old barrels. Nearby lie the accoutrements of tenant farming: mule ...

A Call to Arms

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS.  The review below was first published in the Intercollegiate Review in the fall of 2006.  Look Homeward, America was my first introduction to the work of the man who currently holds (until he falls out of it) the E...