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Whither Liberalism?

We live, to borrow the title from Daniel T. Rodgers’s excellent 2011 book, in an age of fracture. Whether any time in history has been...

A Human Scale Future

Hidden Springs Lane. The notion of scale should be an integral part of the conversation when we consider matters of economic and political import....

The Founders on Taxation, Redistribution, and Property

Hidden Springs Lane. As the Fiscal Cliff looms, as Red States and Blues States stand more divided than ever, as the gap between the...

Multiply Your Associations and be Free

My review of Robert Nisbet's classic The Quest for Community was just published at the On-Line Library of Law and Liberty, whose stated purpose...

What is American?

While there is much work to be done and there are no guarantees of success, we don’t have to look far for the foundations upon which to build. They are all around us.

Schizophrenic Conservatives

Kearneysville, WV. The health care bill has passed the Senate, but it is yet to be seen if the House and the Senate can...

Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion, and the Limits of Localism

Kearneysville, WV. Last week I published a piece suggesting ten positions that might serve to constitute a platform for those who are disillusioned by...

The Human Meaning of Property

MT. AIRY, PHILADELPHIA. Before I say something rather abstract about concrete things, a few personal words about what (and who) lies behind these thoughts...