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Augustine the Agrarian

The world is God’s farm, his flourishing garden. We find ourselves as his workers in his fields, called to cultivate the land and the souls, minds, and bodies of ourselves and our neighbors—in this way all can be “fruitful and multiply.”

Yearning for Eden: Horace and the Romance of Agrarianism

Deep within the Western psyche and tradition is this yearning for return. Horace, more than any other of the grandiose poets of antiquity, captured that call, that cry, for return—a yearning for a restored Eden where the peaceful harmony of life in a garden would be our eternal home.

Why Heidegger Stayed in the Provinces—and Why it is Not Time...

In 1934, the philosopher Martin Heidegger, tired of his ill-inclined maneuvering to become the celebrity intellectual who would steer the Nazi Party into greatness,...

Chesterton and Belloc are not Enough

In preparing a new volume of essays titled Who Owns America? A New Declaration of Independence (1936), Allen Tate and Herbert Agar sought to extend...

J. Drew Lanham’s Clear-Eyed Vision of the Land

“I think of land and hope that others are thinking about it, too.” Those of us who try to think about land have much...

What Wendell Berry’s Brush Teaches Us About Capitalism, Community, and “Inevitability”

The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings, the latest collection of writings by Wendell Berry, isn't a perfect book, nor the perfect expression...

And Then Came the Chickens, Part Two: A Dispatch from...

“Bawk-bawk be-gehk!” she cries, and I know just where she’s coming from.

A New FPR Book by John Crowe Ransom

Ransom objected to a false dilemma.

Agrarian Fireworks

If you’re like me, holidays leave you feeling unusually contemplative, I suppose because the everyone-is-doing-it mentality awakens in us the long-slumbering cultural anthropologist. Holidays cause me to...

The Holy Earth and Liberty Hyde Bailey’s Front Porch Cred

He wrote sixty-five books and had a hand in another hundred and thirty-five.