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The Farmer’s Market Examined

It’s not perfect—but it offers benefits that transcend price.

Reynolds American

Public Policy’s Absent Aesthetics

Talk of health and wealth cannot substitute for sublimity and attraction in human motivations.

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The Internet & Parched Souls

Why the “virtual village” doesn’t exist

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Raising Babies in Adult-Land

Why an age-integrated community is important for human flourishing

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Country Before Faith

A constitutional scholar’s conscientious objection to the culture war

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The Color of Urban

Blacks owned the style of the city as whites went country.

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Should We Sponsor Bookstores?

Why indie bookstores are seeking subscribers to stay alive

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