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Poems, Essays, Stories, and Songs for a Pandemic

When despair for the world grows in me . . .

The Philanthropic Revolution

West Chester, PA Jeremy’s wonderful new book illuminates a question at the heart of American philanthropy:  Can we be charitable or loving toward our fellow...

FPR Annual Conference: James Howard Kunstler in Geneseo

Join us on October 3 in Geneseo, NY for our fifth annual conference. Our keynote speaker this year will be New York native James...

The Monday Morning Brass Spittoon: Roundtable on Immigration

Our panel discusses immigration policy from a localist perspective.

Please Consider Giving to FPR

Dear readers, For nearly five years, thousands of you have been kind enough, bored enough, or crazy enough to make Front Porch Republic part of...

FPR Books: A New Publishing Venture

For four years, with the exception of our annual conference, FPR has been primarily a digital venture. But like most reasonably healthy men and...

A Post-Election Symposium

The following is a series of reflections and ruminations on Decision 2012, courtesy of FPR writers-at-large.  Winnebago County, IL. Following Standard Operating Procedures, Republican bosses...

Considering the Alternatives: The Editors on the Election

If Americans don’t vote in record numbers in this year’s election it won’t be because they haven’t been reminded. Bob Schieffer concluded the third...

Front Porch Republic and the Communion of Saints

By Kim Daniels and Chad C. Pecknold Wendell Berry might well be the patron saint of Front Porch Republic.  Or at least –when we attended FPR’s first...

FPR: One Year Old

  Today marks the first anniversary of the Front Porch Republic.  Such a milestone provides an opportunity to cast a quick glance back on the...