Archive for April 2013

Horse Burgers and the Lives of Others

If you could boil our global problems down to seven words, they might be these: we don’t see where stuff comes from. Most of us grew up staring at glowing rectangles without ever seeing a coal-powered turbine. We blithely speed down motorwa...

Localism in Britain

Daniel Hannan (Member of the European Parliament for South-East England) sees the beginning of a localist revolution. We’ve still got a very long way to go, of course. But give credit where it’s due. Governments hate giving away...

Telling the Truth about Immigration

Berwyn, PA.  Nobody wants to.  Most politicians would rather appeal to platitudes about America as a “nation of immigrants” than confront their responsibility to attend to the common good of their own people.  And, depending on ...

Localist Philanthropy

Philanthropy Daily has an interesting piece arguing that “philanthropy is at its best when it leverages local resources.” See how this works in one California county.

Unsolicited Advice for the Republican Party

Hidden Springs Lane. It is clear that the GOP is in disarray. The recent CPAC conference only served to highlight that the Republicans are bereft of ideas. Railing against “big government” and championing a bellicose foreign policy have pro...

My New Book is Out–Authentic Cosmopolitanism

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, Authentic Cosmopolitanism: Love, Sin, and Grace in the Christian University, co-authored with Steve Cone, is now out. From the back cover: Humans are lovers, and yet a good deal of pedagogical...

The Pythagorean Temptation

Berwyn, PA.  In his Degrees of Knowledge, Jacques Maritain argues that one central fault of the modern mind has been its propensity to think of mathematics rather than metaphysics as first philosophy.  If we take number for the foundation o...