Category Archives: Small is Beautiful

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

Posted in Architecture, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, solidarity | Tagged

Lucky in his enemies

Just two shortish items today. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, Capitalism, Consumerism, Globalization, Small is Beautiful

The Problem with …

The Problems with: both Liberalism and Conservatism; both Big Boxes and Amazon; religious/ethnic markers. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, conservatism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Economia, Evangelicalism, Judaism, liberalism, Small is Beautiful

Potpourri 3/28/17

Traveling with remarkably little time for reading or blogging. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Internet, Political Matters, Small is Beautiful

Patriotic Correctness and other atrocities

Conservatives have their own, nationalist version of PC, their own set of rules regulating speech, behavior and acceptable opinions. Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

The Protestant Deformation; Douthat: How Populism Fails; Apocalypse Now!; The philosophy of the cancer cell
“Get with the program”; The first thing to come to your mind shall be … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Religion, Damn rackets, Economia, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Foreign Affairs, humanism, populism, Small is Beautiful

Where are the Watchmen? (Day 2)

I attended the Eighth Day Symposium, an Orthodox-inspired but broadly somewhat ecumenical gathering, Friday and Saturday. The Symposium title was “Where Are the Watchmen?,” based on a September 2016 Harpers essay by Alan Jacobs. Some highlights of Saturday (Friday’s highlights are … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Benedict Option, Christendom, Christianity generally, Consumerism, Corporatism, Culture, Declinism, Economia, Faith & Ideology, Internet, Literature, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, Rights Talk, Salvation, Science, Scientism, Sexualia, Small is Beautiful, Technology | Tagged , , ,

Christmas Eve 2016

Kristof and Keller; Pieper on Sophistry; Joel Salatin’s Benediction; Unpollable; Zero-Sum America Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), 9th Commandment Watch, Capitalism, Corporatism, Creation Care, Economia, Food, Free-range Christians, Health care, Health Care, Humor, Political Matters, Rhetorical fallacies, Small is Beautiful, Sundry flakes, Technology, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Tuesday 11/29/16

How lovely to be Your guest; More, more, more!; Provincial Brooklynite rants against provincials; Foreign reactions to Trump; Obamacare; Recount’s Silver Lining; The Trumpista Monster Responds Continue reading

Posted in grievance mongering, Health care, Health Care, irony, Jeremiad, Orthodoxy, Poetry, Political Matters, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Worship

Wednesday 11/23/16

Comfort for the logorrheic; Is this your lucky day?; The Truth about Post-Truth Politics: Like “racist” from SPLC; Another reason to love Mitch; Applied Distributism Continue reading

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