Archive for September 2015

Leisure Starts at Home

If leisure is the basis of culture, it must first be the basis of home life. So I argue over at Ethika Politika: Leisure as the Basis of Home Life

FPR Conference Program. A Preview.

Here is the program for the upcoming FPR conference in Geneseo, NY on October 3. If you have not already done so, register here. You won’t want to miss this one. Panel 1:  Prophets, Sages, and Jesters of Sustainable Localism  Chair:  ...

FPR Conference. Register Now!

FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC CONFERENCE COMES TO SUNY GENESEO OCTOBER 3 “Sustainable Localism: Sages, Prophets, and Jesters,” the fifth annual Front Porch Republic conference, will be held on Saturday, October 3 in the MacVittie College Union Ballr...

The Festivity of the Just

“Men whose justice is straight know neither hunger nor ruin, but amid feasts enjoy the yield of their labors.” Hesiod, Works and Days Festivity. The word brings longing to the heart; we find ourselves wondering where it can be found. In des...

When Children Resemble Their Fathers

“Fleecy sheep are weighed down with wool, and women bear children who resemble their fathers.” Hesiod, Works and Days In describing “a city that prospers,” Hesiod points to something rather unexpected: that “women bear children who resemble...

Whatever Happened to Communitarianism?

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Twenty years ago, the concept and label “communitarianism” was riding high, or at least as high as any broadly applicable yet intellectually coherent ideological movement usually ever does in the ...

When Scoundrels are Honored

“The man who keeps his oath, or is just and good, will not be favored, but the evildoers and scoundrels will be honored…” Hesiod, Works and Days Whom do we as a people honor? Aristotle once asserted that a nation will produce the kind of me...