Tag: localism

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...

Localism with Teeth

“I never saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing one another by argument.  I have seen many, on their getting warm, becoming...

The Stories We Tell…

Philadelphia, PA. If you have read just one of Wendell Berry’s novels or short stories, then you have glimpsed this Kentucky farmer’s love for family,...

What’s Local?

Hillsdale, MI. A Mormon friend of mine once argued that the LDS prohibition of alcohol was right and proper not only because it was...

Defending Lasch, Left and/or Right

Wichita, KS. No one, I think, has ever summed up the longing for a life with front porches--the localist longing which is this blog's...

Localizing Health Care

Having found fault with Dr. Iliff's admirable efforts, it is incumbent on me to show whether distributism has any real answers or practical plans....

Eat like a human, feel like a human

Virginia schools are opting for local produce and ingredients over cellophane-packaged mystery meals. Are these elementary schools adopting a version of localism?

A Long, Long Row

“Hontar:  We must work in the world, your eminence. The world is thus. Altamirano: No, Señor Hontar. Thus have we made the world. Thus have...

Tocqueville on the Shores of Titicaca

Amid Alexis de Tocqueville’s writings on revolution in France, there is a passage that rings true for those of us who have spent time...

“On the Grid”: When Electricity (and Other Things) Came to the...

“Come in and look,” Quintín urged me, as he disappeared with a shuffle through the low doorway in his adobe house.  I got up...