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Seeing Our (Non-Cosmopolitan) Selves

Some years ago, some of the folks behind F5, an alternative weekly newspaper here in Wichita, started a different (and, as it turned out,...

An Alternative to Cosmopolitanism

When people use the term today in casual conversation, “cosmopolitan” generally refers to a person whose disposition is one of urbane sophistication, not blinkered...

“Derrida’s Hope and Despair for Globalization”

Many FPR readers will enjoy "Derrida’s Hope and Despair for Globalization" in ANAMNESIS. Derrida is commonly interpreted as an enthusiast of globalization, but here...

An Anglophile Confesses

Back in May, 2005 – on May 4, to be precise – my wife and I were invited to the 59th annual Boat...

Liberal Education, Stewardship, and the Cosmopolitan Temptation

Kearneysville, WV. When speaking of the proper care for the natural world, the word that best describes our efforts is stewardship. Stewards are care-takers....

Does the Way of Improvement Lead Home?

First, let me extend my greetings to the readers of the Front Porch Republic. I have been following conversations here at FPR since...

G.K. Gets Real

I recently received a handsome, newly published copy of the book America Through European Eyes, published by Penn State University Press and edited by...