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In (Partial) Defense of the Liberal Arts Degree

One of the articles which recently crossed my desk was an interactive online presentation from Georgetown University’s Centre on Education and the Workforce, highlighting...

Does North American Cultural History Provide for a ‘Third Option’?

Having read several books on American history recently, including Colin Woodard’s book American Nations, itself based partly on David Hackett Fischer’s four-nation thesis in...

Christopher Lasch and the Lasting Dilemma of Localism

This past weekend, at the annual Front Porch Republic gathering (this year held at SUNY-Geneseo), three scholars reflected upon the writings of the historian...

The Limits of Place

Hidden Springs, VA. Recently Ross Douthat commented on Rod Dreher’s new book in a column devoted to the rising incidence of suicide and the...

The Culture of Guns? What About the Culture of Narcissism?

It is predictably American for Americans to obsess over an object used to perpetuate a crime, rather than examine the perpetrator and consider the...

The Dangerous Alliance of Big Government and Big Business

The most important political conversation Americans need to have is about how the old conversations no longer matter. The Democratic Party and the Republican...

Christopher Lasch on Presidental Debates

As the first of the presidential debates approaches, it is helpful (though not necessarily heartening) to turn to Christopher Lasch, whose understanding of American...

Gridlock and the Common Good

Events may soon conspire to force a conversation about the common good and the limits of power. Until that happens, gridlock may be the best option.

A Note on Right, Left, and Lasch at the Present Time

If Lasch couldn't express a way for leftists and localists to speak the same language, perhaps no one can.

Bacevich to Miller to Lasch

How's that for a triple play? Andrew Bacevich reviews Eric Miller's new biography of Christopher Lasch.