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Southern Adulteration

Devon, PA.  I have had only a few hours to appreciate the spectacle of talking-heads devouring the carrion of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's...

Justice and Community

The conversation between Rusty Reno, Jody Bottum, and Caleb Stegall prompted me to revisit a recent post from "What I Saw In America" in...

My Own Little Corner of the Right

Rome, Kentucky. This week my dear Cousin Kate is otherwise occupied Marie Antoinetting around that patch of pigweed and thistle she calls her garden,...

Voices Against Progress: What I Learned from Genovese, Lasch, and Bradford

The following is excerpted from Paul Gottfried's Encounters: My Life with Nixon, Marcuse, and Other Friends and Teachers, recently published by ISI Books. I met...

Closing the Circle: An Economy of Values, and Where to Look...

It is no surprise that many of us connected with FPR welcomed the release in mid July of Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical, Caritas...

Would Natty Bumpo Have a Crisis on his Hands if his...

Washington, CT. The unanimously anointed Soothsayer of the American Republic, Alexis de Tocqueville is deservedly credited with divining the essential and lasting traits of...

Dirt, Dollars, and Devices

Holland, MI. I confess: I hate farms. I hate everything about them. I hate the malodorous smells that take days to wash off. I...

The Front Porch Agenda?

With all the talk about "what is to be done," in terms of a decentralizing political agenda, I thought I'd throw some ideas out...

The Fall of the Wall

In my misspent youth, I was a politician. And in my role as a politician, I did all the things that politicians do. Well,...

What’s Not the Matter With Kansas

Tonight I happened to attend a pair of extremely interesting, and strikingly juxtaposed, events. The first was a Bradley Lecture at AEI delivered...