Archive for October 2014

Silence of Monks

“For it becomes the master to speak and to teach, but it beseems the disciple to be silent and to listen.” The Rule of St. Benedict Fall break. I am spending a week with fourteen college students, plus my son, living the life—as near as we ...

Localist Roundup: Equality, Music, and Corn

This article looks at the relationship between technology and equality. In other news, Grist has a piece on Wendell Berry and local food. And this article looks at one school district that is taking pains to provide students with healthy (a...

The Modest Republic

Gracy Olmstead reviews The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics. Both the review and the book are well worth reading.

News from Nowhere

Providence, RI There are in these recent days at least three matters of great importance confronting my beloved land, The Assimilated Provinces of Megalomerica. They are related to one another. Indeed they must be related to one another, be...

Localist Roundup: A Stroll to the Store

This article notes how adolescence is stretching further into the twenty-somethings. And, in this piece, a non-profit encourages people to walk to get their groceries. Lastly, this interview discusses ways the ongoing “war on terror&#...

Discussing Virtue, Daily

“It is the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day and those other things about which you hear me conversing and testing myself and others…” Socrates, The Apology Philosophers can get a bad rap—among other things for discussing ...

Localist Roundup: Too Much Food?

This piece highlights the use of parklets–sidewalk extensions taking up the space normally used for curbside parking spaces–in Chicago. Meanwhile, this piece claims that agribusinesses are overproducing. And this article indicat...