Politics & Power

David Bosworth on his New Book, Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in...

No one who cares about the condition of our culture can afford to ignore Conscientious Thinking. --Jackson Lears, editor, Raritan

Who Knew Independence Could Be This Easy?

Hillsdale, Michigan: While Americans are gearing up for fireworks, automobile sales, and burnt hot dogs, the Scots are debating whether to declare their independence...

The Unreproducible Society

We justify our choices as the price of innovation, of progress, of efficiency. We tell ourselves we can’t afford to do anything else. We even tell ourselves it’s for the children. And so we bankrupt our posterity so we can eat, drink, and be merry. It’s a nice life for those who get to live it, but it’s not reproducible.

The Tea Party and the TSA

The idea that the best way to reform government is to simply say "No!" is probably a bad idea...but for the TSA, I'll make an exception.

Does Kauffman count as good Good Friday reading?

Fr. Michael Orsi reviews Kauffman's Luther Martin, and finds wisdom therein.

A Tale of One City

It was the best of times; It was the worst of times. Charles Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities with a paradox, but one...

Thanksgiving Reflections I

President Washington, in his original Thanksgiving Day proclamation, insisted it the "duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God," and...

The March for Life, Poetry, and ‘Epimethean Men’

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”  --Wallace Stevens January 25,  the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, will mark the fifth time...

Notes from the Congress for the New Urbanism

DENVER, COLORADO. It seems like only yesterday that the New Urbanism was really new. But this weekend, with its annual meeting here in Denver,...

Broken Connections

"We live on the far side of a broken connection" Wendell Berry has written.  One of the greatest obstacles resulting from our current circumstance...