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Not Even on the Radar

In a small attempt to connect political theory to actual power, last week I sent messages to some GOP members of the U.S. Senate telling them about my new book, Politics on a Human Scale.  (It might sound self-promoting but I like to think ...

Politics on a Human Scale: Historiography

The language of “human scale” politics originated, at least in modern America, among the New Left and the Counterculture. More recently it has been adopted by traditional conservatives (appropriately enough).

FPR Annual Conference, Round 2

The place and date of Front Porch Republic’s second annual conference have been set. We’ll get together on Saturday, September 15, at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. We will once again put contemporary political, economic, an...

SB 1070 and the Limits of Decentralism

Phoenix, AZ. In the days leading up to this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will be held in Phoenix on July 12, there is sure to be a renewed a focus on Arizona’s SB 1070, which reached its first birthday on April 23. From...

Notes from the Congress for the New Urbanism

DENVER, COLORADO. It seems like only yesterday that the New Urbanism was really new. But this weekend, with its annual meeting here in Denver, the Congress for the New Urbanism turned seventeen. Its founding texts are almost as old. Andres ...