Archive for March 2011

Whose Capitalism? Which Free Market?

Those Front Porchers in the Indianapolis-Fort Wayne area might want to attend the ISI Conference, “Whose Capitalism? Which Free Market?: Exploring the Moral Dimensions of the Market Economy,” Saturday, April 9th, at Taylor Unive...

Requiem for the Chapel on the Farm

They say that funerals are for the living, which of course they are. The deceased, now lifeless, causes us to reflect upon their life as well as our own which remains for the moment, steadfastly ticking. This relentless winter is finally th...

It Takes a Village…

The always-interesting Tony Esolen has an article over at First Things called “Restoring the Village” which I highly recommend to those concerned about place, liberty and limits. One recalls that in Greek an idiotes was a person...

A City upon a Hill

Conservatives are awfully fond of referring to America as a “city upon a hill;” it would be a wonderful thing if they actually made some attempt to understand what that image is supposed to signify.  When it is used by contemporary conserva...

Making Hookups Happen

Enterprising students at the University of Chicago have managed to combine two of the central interests of the contemporary student: casual sex and facebook. They’ve launched a new UChicago Hookups website for those who are too busy t...

The No-Suicide Pact

You cannot slit your wrists. It says so, right here in your employment contract. And besides, we’ve installed suicide netting on all of our buildings. So if you manage to kill yourself, it is not our fault. So tell your relatives not ...

Critical Thinking

Frank Beckwith has an interesting little article over at “The Catholic Thing” on How Political Correctness Makes Us Dumb. Staying in the academy, if you’ve read Mary Vander Goot’s piece on manners, you might find thi...