If you were intrigued by the song about Edward Abbey posted by Bill Kauffman, this three part interview with Abbey might be of interest. There is plenty of food for thought and enough with which to disagree. If you don’t know who this Abbey fellow is, watch the interview and then treat yourself to his book Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. You won’t be disappointed.

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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.


  1. ….”it may turn out to cost more than its worth”, simply in dollars”.

    Ho ho ho.

    Ole Ed was stoicable, too bad there are only 7500 or so viewers.

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