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Walking, Belonging, and Counting

This will be my last Water Dipper for a couple of months; I’ll be quite busy with moving and all the accompanying obligations. Doug...

Creatures, Outsourcing Food, and Local News

“Is Self-Help Advice Doomed to Be Conservative?” Rebecca Onion interviews Pete Davis about his new book, and Pete articulates the goods that come with...

Jared Zimmerer on Russell Kirk’s Personalism

Jared Zimmerer is director of the Word on Fire Institute. Jared is a fellow disciple of Russell Kirk, and currently is pursuing doctoral research...

Dante, Influencers, and Replanting

“The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill.” Megan Molteni tells a fascinating and disturbing story about the complicated ways in which medical research...

FPR Reader Survey

As we’ve been working on projects and making plans, FPR editors and board members decided it would help us if we knew a bit...

Love, Tyranny, and Names

“In Defense of Jane Austen.” Dwight Lindley III responds to a recent controversy over Austen and suggests that we follow her own example in...

Truth, Dedication, and Wonder

“The Cross and the Machine.” Paul Kingsnorth narrates his unlikely conversion to Christianity in a very Porcher key: I realized that a crisis of limits...

Mother Trees, Vaccines, and Charles Péguy

“Finding the Mother Tree: An Interview with Suzanne Simard.” In this interview with Emergence Magazine, Simard talks about her work on fungal networks and forest...

Os Guinness on Liberty and Hope

Prolific author and social critic Os Guinness discusses the current challenges for liberty and his hopes for the future. The Chinese-born, English-educated, Irish-rooted scholar...

Associational Life, Liberal Arts Farmers, and Forgiveness

“Bread and Circuses: The Replacement of American Community Life.” Lyman Stone has a lengthy new report on recent shifts in American associational life: “The...