Mark T. Mitchell

Mark T. Mitchell
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Mark T. Mitchell is the co-founder of Front Porch Republic. He is the Dean of Academic Affairs at Patrick Henry College and the author of several books including Power and Purity, The Limits of Liberalism, The Politics of Gratitude, and Localism in Mass Age: A Front Porch Republic Manifesto (co-editor).

Recent Essays

The Home Economy: A Symposium. Register Now.

Please join us for a Family in America Capitol Hill Symposium, cosponsored with the Front Porch Republic, a panel discussion of the topic: “Rediscovering the...

Thanksgiving Reflection III: Unbought Grace

Hidden Springs Lane. It’s raining. Yesterday we were told to expect 4-8 inches of snow. I was looking forward to the snow. Getting a good...

FPR at TAC

Gracy Olmstead attended the FPR conference in Louisville and gives this fine description of the conference and the localist ideals animating FPR. Excerpt: One elderly gentleman...

Making a Home Where You Live. An Interview.

Here's an interview I did with Colin Hansen of the Gospel Coalition. The occasion was the publication of Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and...

Jeff Polet Takes Over as Editor-in-Chief

Jeff Polet of Hope College in Holland, MI is assuming the role of editor-in-chief of FPR. Jeff brings energy, creativity, and a commitment to...

New From FPR Books: The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America

The first book published under the FPR Books imprint is out. David Bosworth's The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of...

FPR Conference Program

Tickets are going fast. If you want to attend, register soon. It's going to be a great event and we hope to see you...

FPR Conference in Louisville: Tickets are Going Fast!

The fourth annual Front Porch Republic conference will be in Louisivlle on September 27. We will examine ways to promote a more comprehensive localist...

An Alternative to Cosmopolitanism

When people use the term today in casual conversation, “cosmopolitan” generally refers to a person whose disposition is one of urbane sophistication, not blinkered...

Fences, Vines, Bees, and Huge Chickens

Hidden Springs Lane. We’re building fence this summer. I purchased 150 eight foot posts and we’ve been slowly planting them. We’re putting a paddock...

Your Computer (and everything connected to it) is Broken

Read this just before your shut your computer down for good. Here's a taste: Once upon a time, a friend of mine accidentally took over...

FPR Conference: Get Your Ticket Now

The fourth annual Front Porch Republic conference will examine ways to promote a more comprehensive localist vision that both learns from and goes beyond...