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Walker Percy and the Recovery of Place

In a 2009 article in the New York Times, the travel writer Henry Shukman admitted that he was “disappointed” the first time he saw...

Real Presences

Hidden Springs Lane. What’s the deal with Smart Phones? Go to any public gathering and most of the young people (and some of the...

Longing for Home Over Glory: An Artful Interpretation of the Epic...

Dramatic paths to glory are viewed with skepticism in our modern democratic age. As Tocqueville suggests, “amongst democratic nations ambition is ardent and continual,...

Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can We Make it...

This is my contribution to ISI’s symposium, Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can We Make it Right? In one sense, there is...

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...

Where Will You Die?

Hidden Spring Lane. “I plan on dying here.” The words came quite unbidden and surprised me. We were in the process of building a...

Memory and the Damming State

The family’s life in this village had come to an end when the lake was dammed in 1958. One wonders who would consider such things worth it.

On Being a Worthy Heir of the Agrarian Contrarians

But, as Shakespeare wrote, we sometimes “by indirections find directions out.”

“Derrida’s Hope and Despair for Globalization”

Many FPR readers will enjoy "Derrida’s Hope and Despair for Globalization" in ANAMNESIS. Derrida is commonly interpreted as an enthusiast of globalization, but here...

New ANAMNESIS Symposium: “Views on Hawthorne, Simms, History, and Progress.”

Many FPR readers will enjoy the new symposium, "Views on Hawthorne, Simms, History, and Progress," in ANAMNESIS, A Journal for the Study of Tradition,...