Continuity versus Innovation

By |2016-11-26T09:52:08-05:00January 26th, 2014|Tags: |

I consider myself a “social ecologist,” concerned with man’s man-made environment the way the natural ecologist studies the biological environment. The term “social ecology” is my own coinage. But the discipline itself boasts an old and distinguished lineage. Its greatest document is Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. But no one is as close to me [...]

The Age of Sentiments

By |2018-10-16T20:24:43-05:00December 31st, 2013|Tags: , |

Our civilized world is passing out of one age and into another epoch. The age that is passing has been called the Age of Discussion. The age that we are entering I call the Age of Sentiments. Most people are aware of this change only vaguely, if at all. As Disraeli put it, “Prevailing [...]