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The Natural Family Where It Belongs: New Agrarian Essays

Allan C. Carlson The Natural Family Where It Belongs: New Agrarian Essays Transaction Publishers, 2014 Allan Carlson is a writer we interact with often at TCI. We have reviewed his Third Ways here and have tried to summarize his overall project here. Earlier this year we were sent a review copy of his newest release, The Natural […]

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Allan Carlson and the Politics of the Family

I reviewed Allan Carlson’s book Third Ways back in January, and since then I have been working my way through his rather enormous catalogue of work. President of The Howard Center, professor of history at Hillsdale College, and author of ten books and countless essays, not to mention the many other distinguishing appointments he has […]

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A Future for the American Family

Michael Lotus offers some optimistic predictions about the social upheaval currently underway in America: Despite many current troubles the future will be bright for the United States. We are not in a period of decline, but a period of transformation. America has already once made a change on the scale what is happening now. That […]

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Localism as Idolatry

Alan Jacobs writes a short but forceful critique of Wendell Berry’s brand of agrarian localism: There are Christians all over the world today because the successors to Paul declined to stay home. They were not “stickers.” None of this means that affection for one’s geographical place in the world is of no value; but it […]

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An Interview with Allan Carlson

We are delighted to be able to share with you an interview recently conducted with Allan Carlson, whose book Third Ways was reviewed in this space in January. You can also see a survey of Dr. Carlson’s political and economic thought here. We are deeply grateful to Dr. Carlson for taking the time to respond […]