Category Archives: Architecture

Escape from ennui

[A]s James Baldwin put it, Americans were “afflicted by the world’s highest standard of living and what is probably the world’s most bewilderingly empty way of life.” (Pankaj Mishra, America, From Exceptionalism to Nihilism) That quote was new to me, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 9/29/16

Nothing political for a change except in the broadest sense of polis. Certainly nothing partisan. Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, History, Orthodoxy, Religious freedom, Small is Beautiful

Wednesday, 8/3/16

A potpourri with only one mild dig at Trump. Some pretty good stuff, really. I should try it more often. Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Empire, Foreign Affairs, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Science, Sexualia, Small is Beautiful, The Ratchet, war

The deep purpose of discussion

This weekend brings And Then They Came for Me to my hometown’s Civic Youth Theater. With that evocative title, I hope I don’t need to tell you what the general topic of the play is. But just in case, here goes … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Arts and Music, Culture, Film, Intrigued, Playful, Poetry, Sweetness'n'Light

Wednesday, 7/30/14

Gun-protected nonviolence; AmConMag goes NewUrb; Short Stories; GOP responds bellicosely, as usual; Feminazi nolo plea; 30 pieces of silver; Cosmic Butterfly Effect Continue reading

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Thursday, 7/10/14

Hobby Lobby, New Urbanism, Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Matrices, a half-apology to Amazon, and a deliberately provocative suggestion that women in particular are being suckered and once again used as Guinea Pigs. Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Damn rackets, Faith & Ideology, Health care, History, Nominalism and Realism, Religious freedom, Sexualia, Small is Beautiful

Friday, 5/16/14

AFA stays the (wrong) course More on Pfizer and the Thing That Used To Be Capitalism Can “irrational” and “hateful” religion be permitted? Ecce Femme: St. Mariam the New Martyr The apocalyptic glory of God Poison Eucharist

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The Essence of The Essence (4/21/14)

I’m unapologetically light on blogging post-Pascha. Or was that prior sentence a sort of apology? The Essence of Conservatism is an uneven book, with lots of typos in the Kindle edition (which may be the only form in which the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Arts and Music, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Capitalism, Civil Religion, Consumerism, Creation Care, Empire, Family, Foreign Affairs, History, Legalia, Naked Public Square, Plutocracy, Political Matters, Small is Beautiful, State capitalism, statism, war

Tuesday 1/14/14

Eternal life through architecture Little Sisters Victory: the Eventuality The incoherence of “equality” Catholic embourgeoisement

Posted in Architecture, Built Environment and Infrastructure

Thanksgiving bonus

Economic “science” – in the service of human ends Linda Greenhouse, obscurantist Bill Clinton, Medal of Freedom awardee The best thing about Czech communists And don’t you forget it!

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