Suburbia

Conservative Choices: City, Town, or Suburb?

By |2019-08-29T15:07:15-05:00December 18th, 2014|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Conservatism|Tags: , |

American conservatives traditionally have been suspicious of the city. The crowding, the anonymity, the fast pace, the dirt, and above all the attitude that one must “get on” or “move up” lest he be trampled underfoot all rankle those who see a good life more in terms of character and relationships than activities, entertainments, [...]

The Horrors of Suburbia

By |2014-11-04T09:53:17-05:00November 29th, 2014|Categories: Community, Culture|Tags: |

In his recent column, “Why Suburbia Irks Some Conservatives,” the prominent urban geographer Joel Kotkin creates and then slays a number of straw men in defense of suburban development patterns and all that is right and good in this country. This, unfortunately, is a lament that too often goes unchallenged, ceding a large swath [...]