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Localist linkfest

May 9, 2015
Sarah Perry, who appeared in these pages this week, has another piece at Ribbonfarm on “weaponized sacredness“: Preference falsification is a mechanism by which sacredness can operate. But sacredness is not limited to causing people to lie; it can actually…
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Silence of the Forest

May 6, 2015
“The treasures within the earth were long hidden, and trees and forests were thought of as her ultimate gift to mankind. … Even images of shining gold and ivory are worshipped less by us than forests and their silence.” Natural…
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FPR Annual Conference: James Howard Kunstler in Geneseo

May 4, 2015
Join us on October 3 in Geneseo, NY for our fifth annual conference. Our keynote speaker this year will be New York native James Howard Kunstler. This is shaping up to be an outstanding event and one you won’t want…
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Localist Linkfest

May 2, 2015
The John Jay Institute’s symposium on home is online now. Go read it, lots of great stuff in there. The State Dept won’t let an Iraqi nun in to testify about the persecution of Christians in her country To Bill…
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TAC New Urbanism Panel in Dallas This Friday

April 30, 2015
The Congress for a New Urbanism is meeting in Dallas this weekend, and TAC’s New Urbs will be there, hosting what looks to be an awesome panel tomorrow afternoon: Friday will be official New Urbs day down in Dallas, as…
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Religious Liberty Isn’t for Conservatives

April 29, 2015
My latest post over at The Mitrailleuse: If orthodox Christians, particularly Catholics, wonder why religious liberty no longer seems to apply to them, a large part of the answer is that it was never meant to. Read the whole thing here.…
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2015 APL Conference

April 29, 2015
The annual conference of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters will once again be held in Baltimore this year at the BWI Doubletree. The dates are June 12-14. This year’s topic is “Brave New World: Finding Calm Amidst the Rage of…
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Daddy, Where Do Seeds Come From?

April 29, 2015
Perhaps as our teachers sometimes tell us, there is no such thing as a bad question. That doesn’t mean that some questions aren’t better than others. It was some years ago driving past a field of corn in the vigor…
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Localist Linkfest

April 24, 2015
If Rush Limbaugh hates it, it’s probably a good idea: When Dan Price said last week that he would cut his own pay and profits to make it possible to raise the minimum wage at his credit card processing company…
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Localist Linkfest

April 17, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle order: Hillary Clinton, fighter of children A bizarre and perverse paragraph in the New York Times: Traveling this fascinating and contradictory land today, one must acknowledge a certain debt of gratitude to those generals who helped keep…
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Once Again, the Opponents of Unsupervised Children are Revealed

April 13, 2015
The story is pretty much the same as before: you have children that are placed in a situation which many people would consider less than ideal, a situation which–as it turns out–the children’s parents both knew about and were accepting…
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Localist Linkfest

April 12, 2015
Police are investigating a sighting of an alligator in the Monongahela River Archaeologists defy ISIS by finding new artifacts in Iraq Earth Island Journal interviews Wendell Berry: I’ve already explained my distrust of the term “organic.” So I can hardly…
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Spangled Webb

April 10, 2015
On James Webb, novelist-politician.…
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Our Lawns, Our Eden

April 8, 2015
Last spring I posted a piece on dandelions, after I had been struck by the preponderance of death-dealing chemicals in the ‘lawn and garden’ section at the local big box store. Moved today by the appearance of tractors spraying herbicide over large expanses…
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The Locality of the Church. Or, Where’s Wilson?

Immaculate_Conception_Catholic_Church,_Celina,_closeup April 6, 2015
Such is the wisdom of James Matthew Wilson that it appears a jewel precious in the eyes of Jason Peters.  This Peters will embarrass  and pester and spout folk wisdom, and then engage in poorly informed exegesis that confuses a slogan with a…
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An Amazon Rhythm

April 3, 2015
There’s a recent piece in The New Yorker on the new Amazon Dash Button. For those who don’t know, the Dash Button is a small button you place in your house, which orders regularly-used products (detergent, macaroni, and coffee, if…
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