Sanders, Corbyn, and the radical politics of anachronism

Last month, the Washington Examiner upbraided two Democratic contenders for the Presidency, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, for wanting to "turn back the clock." It seems like a rather strange assertion… [more]

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From the Multiversity Cave: The Universal Sciences

Saginaw, MI This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university with its many colleges, departments, and other… [more]

From the Multiversity Cave: The Universal Sciences From the Multiversity Cave: The Universal Sciences

The Good City and the Good Citizen

Plato wasn’t the first to recognize the connection that exists between morality and community, though he was the first to give it philosophical expression. In the Republic, Plato saw psychological integrity… [more]

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Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 1.17.13 PM For many, this summer was long, hot, and awful — at least politically; no one particularly recalls the weather. Why so rotten? Laudato si’, Obergefell, Planned Parenthood, and Trump. The less said about Trump the better, a judgment many people…
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open-mindedness Indianapolis, IN “Be open-minded.” At times in my life I’ve been given this directive, while other times I’ve been praised for how “open-minded” I am. Despite how over-“educated” I am, I detest this language of open- and close-mindedness. It’s one…
[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] As I write this review, I keep hearing about Jeb Bush, campaigning for president, talking about how the invasion of Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein was a “pretty good deal” and castigating the…
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[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] This October, Front Porch Republic will host its annual conference in Geneseo, NY, just a short day’s drive from Burlington, Vermont, the home current presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders will not, I am confident,…
600px-Libraries_in_the_Medieval_and_Renaissance_Periods_Figure_5 Saginaw, MI This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university with its many colleges, departments, and other administrative units that play multiple functions and roles
ronda Hidden Springs Lane. Two of the biggest sports-related stories of this year include the dominance of UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and the introduction of Caitlyn Jenner to a world that knew him once as Bruce. Rousey has managed to…
pork-tenderloin I can’t lead a fast break any more, but I can still see sideways.
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Just Another Naked King

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What hath Athens to do with Main Street?  Why should an economic crisis in a small European nation shake up the world?  And can this possibly add up to freedom? If despite all you know about globalization such questions…
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The Noble Doubt and the Cardinal’s Certain Flight

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The cardinal's steely resolve is touchingly quixotic.
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A Conversation with Bill Kauffman

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I am the illegitimate son of Dorothy Day and H.D. Thoreau.
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An Athenian Coup, or Slapstick Bedtime Story?

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For tonight’s lesson, I said to my ten-year-old, tell me how the first democracy was created. “Sure,” she said, remembering our lessons past. “It was in Athens, about 2,500 years ago, and the poor people of Athens were unhappy and…
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The Stalinists Take South Carolina, or Why I Love Berlin

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Any expat will tell you that the longer they spend outside of their home country the easier it becomes to dispassionately examine the current events happening there. Last week my eyes fell upon the headline, “South Carolina waves the white flag.”…
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Killer Pumpkin: A GardenDisPatch

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It’s nurse Goodbody pulling up the drive.
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