The Water Dipper

Wendell Berry, Ronald Blythe, and Oat Milk

“One of Our Most Beloved Environmental Writers Has Taken a Surprising Turn.” I don’t think Berry’s new book is “seething with resentment,” but Daegan...

Scale, Science, and Polarization

“The Fourth Revolution.” Paul Kingsnorth’s latest essay is, I believe, out from behind a paywall. As always, he’s worth reading—in this case, on the...

Important Elections, Art Vandals, and Going Home

“This Is Not the Most Important Election of Our Lives.” Here in Pennsylvania, there’s a lot of talk about the upcoming election that will...

TikTok, Bees, and Lab-Grown Meat

“Will Lab-Grown Meat Save Us?” Elizabeth Wainwright reads environmentalist George Monbiot’s latest book and considers its arguments in the context of two local communities...

Barns, Screens, and Whisky

“American Barn.” In a marvelous essay, Joshua Mabie reflects on the iconic meaning of barns in America: “Attention to barns’ actual history as well...

Conference Videos, Jon Stewart, and Frodo

If you weren't able to join us two weeks ago for our conference, you may want to set aside some time to watch the...

Conference Recap, Chess, and the Waste Land

The FPR conference this weekend was a great delight. The only problem is that I wanted to have long conversations with everyone who came....

Lippmann, Property, and Swamp People

“Labor, Land, and Racism.” Brian Volck reviews Berry’s new book, which comes out next month: “For Berry, there are no autonomous people and no...

Mourning, Coffeehouses, and Water

“The Work of Mourning.” Roger Scruton probes the necessity and value of mourning with his characteristic range and insight: “Until the work of mourning...

Property, Work, and Hillbilly Thomists

Have you registered for our fall conference taking place in two weeks at Grove City College? Registration closes on the 17th, so don't delay!...