FPR’s first annual conference will be held at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD on September, 24, 2011. The conference title is “Human Scale and the Human Good: Creating Healthy Communities in a Global Age.”

The slate of confirmed speakers includes Allan Carlson, Rod Dreher, Bill Kauffman, Patrick Deneen, Philip Bess, Christine Rosen, Jason Peters, Caleb Stegall, John Schwenkler, Josh Hochschild, David Cloutier, and yours truly.

You won’t want to miss this event. You can register online here.


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Mark T. Mitchell
Mark T. Mitchell teaches political theory at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. He is the author Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing and The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age (Potomac Books, 2012). He is co-editor of another book titled, The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. Currently he is writing a book on private property. In 2008-9, while on sabbatical at Princeton University, he and Jeremy Beer hatched a plan to start a website dedicated to political decentralism, economic localism, and cultural regionalism. A group of like-minded people quickly formed around these ideas, and in March 2009, FPR was launched. Although he was raised in Montana and still occasionally longs for the west, he lives in Virginia with his wife, three sons and one daughter where they are in the process of turning a few acres into a small farm. See books written by Mark Mitchell.