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FPR Conference: Please Register

Our annual conference will be in the Maas Conference Center on the campus of Hope College on September 30th. Charles Marohn will be our keynote speaker, but we will also feature Patrick Deneen, Jason Peters, Bill Kauffman, and others. Regis...

FPR Conference: Register Now!

You won’t want to miss our annual conference. This year it will be held on September 30 at Hope College in Holland MI. We’ve got a great line-up of speakers including Bill Kauffman, Jason Peters, Susannah Black, Patrick Deneen, ...

New Book on Wendell Berry and Higher Ed

Front Porchers Jeff Bilbro and Jack Baker—the two JBs of Spring Arbor University—have just brought out Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place, a long-awaited book that got an early airing at the FPR con...

A Rebirth of Midwestern Regionalism

My review of an important new book by the midwestern historian, Jon K. Lauck, appears in the new issue of National Review.  I’ll have more to say on western and southern regionalism in the near future; for the moment you may enjoy rea...

Sitting on the Porch

“I cannot separate it [watching the world go by] from the porch where it occurs. The action and the space are indivisible. The action is supported by this kind of space. The space supports this kind of action. The two form a unit, a pattern...

FPR Conference: Save the Date

FPR will be holding it annual conference on September 30 at Hope College in Holland, MI. We’re putting together a great program. You won’t want to miss this. Conference details coming soon. We hope to see you in Holland!

Living These Relationships, Every Day

“Therefore, it is clear that the care of the household concerns human beings more than material property…” Aristotle, Politics “Here Aristotle infers that the chief aim of [parents] concerns these two relationships [...

VoegelinView: Call for Papers

  VoegelinView (https://voegelinview.com/) is an interdisciplinary and international website dedicated to the thought of Eric Voegelin as well as to political philosophy as public commentary that includes all aspects of culture, includ...

Making a Castle, This Time of Year

“At this time of the year–the Christmas and New Year time–I am seldom out of my Castle. For the associations of the season seem to hold me there, and the precepts of the season seem to teach me that it is well to be there....

So Long, Leonard Cohen

One of the pleasures of living near the Canadian border is Canuck radio, which due to local content regulations (the good protectionism) plays a steady diet (varying greatly in nutritional value) of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Keith Hamps...