No one even tried to keep me. The dead, not an argumentative sort to begin with, never had the chance. The living, God bless them, had been so thoroughly tutored by modern life that they could, in the same breath, say how wonderful was my “great opportunity” to go and how sad they would be that I couldn’t stay.
The Local Barber
I recently visited a barber in my Virginian hometown whom I had not patronized in more than a year (I’d taken to getting my...
After Trump #1: Getting Urbanists and Localists Together
So at the beginning of the month, when I finally got my election reflections out of my system, I concluded by re-iterating what I...
Bernie Sanders: Front Porch Socialist?
This October, Front Porch Republic will host its annual conference in Geneseo, NY, just a short day's drive from Burlington, Vermont, the home current...
The Monday Morning Brass Spittoon: Roundtable on Immigration
Our panel discusses immigration policy from a localist perspective.
Telling the Truth about Immigration
Berwyn, PA. Nobody wants to. Most politicians would rather appeal to platitudes about America as a "nation of immigrants" than confront their responsibility to...
Firm Identities and Loose Borders
Hillsdale, Michigan. A drive back from New England to the upper mid-West on Tuesday gave me ample time to hear the journalistic accounts of...
Immigration, Loyalty, and Economy
Do we get an economy that serves the people? Or do we get the right people to serve the economy?
Multiculturalism & Its Discontents
How can there be a social contract when the contract's parties disagree sharply regarding its meaning?
Citizenship, Localism, and Catholicism
Devon, PA. For months now, I have been sitting on an incomplete draft of a series of essays on "Localism and the Universal Church,"...
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