Hedgehogs, bird flu, and truck drivers

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The New Right Meets the Far Left Inside the Opposition Fringe, and Everyone Prepares for the ApocalypseJames Pogue goes to the American West to investigate how opposition to globalism has resulted in a strange mix of nationalists, localists and preppers. Some of them are more traditionalist, but many of them are “very online,” with bizarre intrigues, and/or downright wealthy. The overlapping movements he profiles are both encouraging and terrifying. The basic story that ties them together is: It leads to massive exports of jobs abroad, destruction of the natural world, internationalist foreign policies that cost trillions of dollars and thousands of lives, and even the destruction of institutions like America’s family farms. This is the bible story for all the other stories we need to understand the world, as Marxism once was for the world’s left. ”

The Edges Matter: Hedges Bring Your Farm to LifeAnne Marshall-Chalmers explains the multifaceted benefits a hedge can provide: The plants became the boundary between orchards and row crops, or hedgerows, and it didn’t take long for the 450-acre organic farm to “come to life,” says Sean, Craig’s son, who joined the business in 2014. McNamara says. Bees, owls, ladybirds, and many other creatures still make regular visits to the farm. Just a few weeks ago, a bobcat was walking in the bushes by a stream. ”

The eagle falls and the bear goes blindCatherine J. Wu traces the consequences of a particularly deadly strain of bird flu spreading around the world. Farms known to have had outbreaks had to cull chickens in bulk, sending egg costs skyrocketing. Zoos keep birds indoors to protect them from encounters with infected waterfowl. Viruses are steadily infiltrating mammalian populations, including foxes, bears, minks, whales and seals, both on land and at sea, fueling fears that humans may be next. ”

Follow Jesus in Wartime” Frank Mulder shares his approach to resisting the inevitable war rhetoric. War cannot be controlled. ”

How the Founder Read Montesquieu” John C. Pinheiro reviews Joshua Bandoch politics of place He places this argument in the post-liberal debate on the meaning of the founding of the United States. As Bolivar said, no matter how good he was in theory, the U.S. constitution was just as bad for Spain’s South America as the Venezuelan constitution was for North America. Separation of powers, yes. Universally transferable system, no. ”

American culture is booming.TRUELooking beyond struggling legacy institutions, Ted Gioia sees many cultural creators producing songs and art, books and films. However, the audience for such cultures is still small and too focused mainly on celebrity artists. Everything else is lost in the noise. It is culture by the elite for the benefit of the elite. But Gioia sees hope in new platforms that allow writers and artists to develop an audience for their work.

Interstate panopticonTracker’s Gord McGill Reviews Karen Levis Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and New Workplace Surveillance And we delve into how new regulations (often under the guise of deregulation) and technology are making life miserable for truck drivers. and the economic imperatives that drive them. How much oversight is oversight? At what point do these coercions push workers away, and before they can be expected to be replaced by robots? Given the enormous cost of developing these technologies, how much money is actually being saved? Can we expect any of these other technologies to live up to that promise? What about older human solutions? It’s about treating people better, keeping them in the industry all the time, and not having to continually hire inexperienced and unsafe drivers. ”

our one dimensional school” Douglas Yacek envisions an education grounded in authenticity. studio sitasor a deep affection for the subject under study: “If we want to educate young people for more than a consumer life, we need to completely reverse the logic of the outfit mindset. In a nutshell, we We will have to awaken their aspirations.” (Recommended by Scott Newstok)

When Christian Revival Matters” Thomas Lyons wrote: Atlantic About the revival taking place in Asbury: “I live 20 minutes from Asbury and have spent nine days since the revival started, and I see Paradox at work. This event is online. has gone viral on TikTok, with the hashtag #asburyrevival surpassing 100 million views on TikTok, but its appeal is actually its physicality and simplicity: in an era of factionalism, celebrity culture and performance. , what is happening at Asbury is fundamentally humble.

“The Machine” by Paul Kingsnoth! ” To conclude this week’s series of links, I would like to conclude with three audio or video conversations. Michael Martin and Mike Sauter talk with Paul Kingsnorth about the Machine and the antidote to its structure.

The work of wood and the meaning of lifeChrista Tippett talks Nick Offerman about woodworking, Wendell Berry and education.

The Right Idea: Wendell BerryA conversation hosted by John Sailer of the National Association of Scholars between Josh Hochschild and myself about Wendell Berry and his new book. need to be whole.

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