Tag Archives: Place

Toxic or Tonic?

What happened to our Arcadia? We stopped listening to it. We stopped dancing, we moved away, we started listening to the chant of the Machine instead. It is debt we chase now, not the moon. We are individuals, not parts … Continue reading

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Monday, 11/16/15

I think I inadvertently hit upon a theme in my first three items, which theme I’ll let the reader discern. If I encounter something interesting but discordant, I’ll defer it to another article. Continue reading

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Places not worth caring about

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about. And … Continue reading

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Does economic growth rot the culture?

Georgetown political theorist Patrick Deneen thinks genuine conservatism is incompatible with global capitalism and that confusion of the two is a cold war artifact. I’ll not equivocate about this one: I very strongly suspect he’s right. Other stimulating excerpts: My … Continue reading

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