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Free Labor: The Liberation Theology of Capitalism

Capitalism as Theology In his seminal work, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, Michael Novak provides his readers with a “Theology of Democratic Capitalism.”1 Now, some...

What is Liberty Anyway?

Patrick Deneen’s new book, Why Liberalism Failed, is a manifesto in defense of place, limits, and liberty. And the amount of attention it’s received...

Shared Governance and Mandatory Training: The New Incoherence

So long as gravity obtains, sawing off the branch you’re sitting on is never a good idea.

City Liberty, Country Liberty

It's clear to me that one of the primary things people (in the United States, certainly, but also elsewhere) think about when trying to...

Liberty and Circuits of the Sacred

A few days ago was the first time I heard Chinese being spoken with a heavy Indian accent.  Given the tenor of our times,...

Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can We Make it...

This is my contribution to ISI’s symposium, Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can We Make it Right? In one sense, there is...

Nomocracy In Politics

FPR readers can now enjoy another web magazine that complements the already excellent work of the Front Porch Republic. Nomocracy In Politics is a new website...

The Limits of Place

Hidden Springs, VA. Recently Ross Douthat commented on Rod Dreher’s new book in a column devoted to the rising incidence of suicide and the...

The Case for Getting Married Young

Hidden Springs Lane. A couple months before my wife and I were married, a friend ask me "why do you want to get married...

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...