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In Praise of Boredom

G. K. Chesterton reproached the modern experience of boredom. In Heretics, he declares: There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the...

Patriotism in Little

Louisville, Kentucky.  One of the things I found on moving home to Kentucky 22 years ago is that our love of country is a...

G.K. Chesterton in 1000 Words

I once knew a woman who met Chesterton. It was a brief meeting in the 1920s when she was a girl of about ten...

Debating Conservatism: An Old Mistake in The New Inquiry

Late last week, The New Inquiry published an email exchange between Daniel Larison of The American Conservative and political theorist Corey Robin. Larison...

An Homage to Chesterton

For Chesterton the birds of nature were always singing about the rightness of things and so softly correcting modern man’s unnatural despair of the created order and his egregious confidence that he could create by artifice a more perfect order in deliberate violation of the old one.

Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: Rebuilding an American Economy Focused on Family...

In light of the the economic crisis - and the bright light it sheds on the failings of modern capitalism - there is a need to reconsider older arguments of a "Third Way," a social and economic system that in important respects would be neither capitalist nor socialist.

The Eccentricity of the Saints

Devon, PA.  Earlier this week, some devout and worthy reader on the Porch proposed G.K. Chesterton as the patron saint of the Front Porch...

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...

What our Hands Have Wrought

RINGOES, NJ. In the fall of 2008, Americans were confronted with frightening news. The financial world was, the experts warned, teetering on the brink...