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Agrarian Hypocrisy and the Evils of Distributism

One thing that has amused me in these first three years of FPR’s existence is the tendency of some readers to single out one...

New Symposium on Distributism

Porch readers will be interested in the new online symposium on distributism that is now on ANAMNESIS, A Journal for the Study of Tradition,...

Global Warming, Local Farming, and Naomi Klein: A Trip to the...

Wichita, KS A couple of weeks ago some fine intellectuals, political figures, journalists, and activists associated with this blog gathered together to talk about localism,...

Agrarian Politics: Why I Care

Interest in agrarian politics can start in childhood. As feminists used to say, "The personal is political."

Wendell Berry and the New Urbanism: Agrarian Remedies, Urban Prospects

The problem is a result of the underlying specialization—not of people but of places—for what could be more specialized than designing a town according to discrete zones designated by use?

Wendell Berry and the Great Economy

Economics has become a totalizing system claiming the power to explain all things. It is as much a religious system—by another name—as is Berry's Great Economy.

Thoughts on Teaching Wendell Berry

Teaching Wendell Berry to students today isn't a thankless task, but the victories are small and far between (which, one might say, is all the best victories always are).

David Rieff on FPR–and others

According to David Rieff, FPR occupies an honorable space on the right side of the American commentariat spectrum, in that many of our writers...

It’s the Land, Stupid

I'll take the old gal with a few well-earned wrinkles that fit soft and snug like a favorite glove. It's the land, stupid, and boy is she a thing of stunning beauty.

Blood and Tobacco: Robert Penn Warren’s “Night Rider”

Men cut off from their origins and alienated from their selves become desperate, and desperate men do desperate deeds.