Archive for April 2014

Localist Roundup: Walkability and the Court

This piece reports a intriguing study indicating that walkable neighborhoods lower the risk of diabetes. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court made a ruling yesterday that loosened limits on campaign donations. And here’s a piece bemoaning the...

Pope Francis and Distributism

In an article at The American Conservative, Arthur W. Hunt III argues that the economic ideas touched on by Pope Francis point in the direction of distributism, a third way between industrial capitalism and socialism. The Palins and the Lim...

Hope for Peters

For those in the Great Lakes region, our own Jason Peters will be speaking this Thursday (April 3) in the Schaap Auditorium at Hope College. His lecture is entitled “What is Wendell Berry For?” The lecture is at 4PM. The Schaap ...

The Gift of Spring

“Nor would the stress Of life be bearable for tender things Did not so long a respite come between The cold and heat, and heaven’s indulgence grant This comfort to the world.” Virgil, Georgics II I must be a tender thing. I cannot picture b...

Regarding Porn

As Mary Eberstadt has recently pointed out over at First Things, evidence is accumulating that the current day usage of pornography is taking a toll on marriages and families. And, as Reinhard Hutter later added in a different FT issue, it ...