Archive for September 2013

What You Need to Know About Bernard Lonergan, S. J.

From the distance of 750 years, Thomas Aquinas can seem quite the stodgy fellow—not just old school but the old school. One needs to look a little closer to realize the exuberance of his work, not only in its robust confidence about the ord...

Moyers Interviews Berry

At the Berry Center’s celebration of the 35th anniversary of The Unsettling of America, held last April, Bill Moyers interviewed Wendell Berry before the assembled conference participants. That interview will be available on billmoyer...

Craft First

As part of my recent visit to Hillsdale College, where I read from my forthcoming book, The Violent and the Fallen, I gave a short interview to the campus paper, which has just been published.  At the end of the interview, I claim the follo...

What You Need to Know About Dwight Macdonald

Dwight Macdonald was one of the twentieth century’s great public intellectuals. American culture was Macdonald’s specialty, including government. A journalist by trade, Macdonald’s first professional job was writing for Time magazine. He la...

Chipotle ads Promote Humane Animal Husbandry

A couple years ago Chipotle came out with an ad promoting their commitment to using only humanely raised meat products. The Willie Nelson cover of the Cold Play tune The Scientist was pure Willie (love it or hate it). Now they have just rel...

FPR Conference. Plus Bookstore

It’s still not too late to register for the upcoming FPR conference this Friday and Saturday in Claremont, CA. To whet your appetite, here is a link to books written or edited by people speaking at the conference. I hope to see you th...

What You Need to Know About Jane Jacobs

Let us suppose we are confronted with a desperate thing– say Pimlico… It is not enough for a man to disapprove of Pimlico: in that case he will merely cut his throat or move to Chelsea. Nor, certainly, is it enough for a man to ...