Live the Fourth!

By |2014-12-09T11:23:30-06:00July 1st, 2011|Categories: American Republic, Julie Baldwin, Wendell Berry|Tags: |

At the double-digit Catholic high schools across Cincinnati, most of them participate in KAIROS, a spiritual retreat. Myself included, hundreds of students attend and have attended the retreats every year as juniors and/ or seniors. The motto of this retreat is “Live the Fourth,” which essentially means, live every day like it is the fourth [...]

Conservation as a Conservative Concern

By |2017-07-18T15:20:18-05:00June 3rd, 2011|Categories: Agrarianism, Books, Conservation, Conservatism, Wendell Berry|Tags: , |

In one of his syndicated columns published during the 1970s, the founder of The University Bookman famously wrote, “There is nothing more conservative than conservation.” Russell Kirk, considered one of the founders of post-war conservatism—that supposedly heartless, devil-catch-the-hindmost view of life that (again, supposedly) considers nature a nuisance to be tamed or destroyed—was a great admirer [...]

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