Archive for October 2013

New “Safety” Laws Threaten Farmers

Scale matters and a one-size-fits-all solution is a function of a state that exceeds a proper scale (and ignores a common sense approach to problems). According to one article: The Food Safety Modernization Act represents the first major ov...

Piercing Hawkeye

“I love Old October so/I can’t bear to see her go,” sang the Hoosier Poet of this most resplendent and melancholy month. Among the gifts this October brings is the publication of proud Iowan and porch-sitter Jeff Taylor...

Beauty is the Answer

In ISI’s on-going series titled “Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can we Make it Right?” Gerald Russello argues that conservatives have pursued power but neglected beauty. He writes: To love our country, we...

What You Need to Know About John Lukacs

John Lukacs (1924-) is one of the last great narrative historians, to be numbered among Jacques Gibbon, Jacques Barzun, George Kennan and Samuel A. Huntington. Lukacs wrote more than twenty books, erudite histories but ones that were access...

Beauty will Save the World

The following talk was given at a symposium titled “‘Beauty will Save the World’ – It’s the Culture,” arranged by Andy Anuzis and The Civil Society Initiative.  I want to reflect today on the title chosen for this gathering, “Beauty will Sa...