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Branding Disaster

Earlier this year, after the Charlie Hebdo shootings, I reflected on the conversations that may or may not ensue from the changing of a...

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,...

In Praise of Mediocrity

Berwyn, PA. Everyone knows G.K. Chesterton's aphorism that, if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.  Dappled Things writer Karen Ullo...

Longing for Home Over Glory: An Artful Interpretation of the Epic...

Dramatic paths to glory are viewed with skepticism in our modern democratic age. As Tocqueville suggests, “amongst democratic nations ambition is ardent and continual,...

Do Protestants Belong?

Hillsdale, Mich. Ever since I have lived, moved, and had my being in conservative circles, I have encountered an unspoken ambivalence about Protestantism. (Truth...

Abbeville Institute Summer School: “Understanding the South and the Southern Tradition.”

Many FPR readers may be interested in attending the Abbeville Institute's Eleventh Annual Summer School: "Understanding the South and the Southern Tradition." It will be...

An Ancient Legacy of Form: Guardini on Mastery and Nearness

Our dwelling place is the state not of nature but of culture.

Now Let Us Raze Famous Men

He was looking at me with what appeared to be some degree of disbelief.

Creative Destruction and its Benefits, China-Style

A few weeks ago I was visited by a fellow Wichita resident who was thinking about getting into politics. We talked for a while...

New ANAMNESIS Symposium: “Views on Hawthorne, Simms, History, and Progress.”

Many FPR readers will enjoy the new symposium, "Views on Hawthorne, Simms, History, and Progress," in ANAMNESIS, A Journal for the Study of Tradition,...