Readying the Pitchforks For the ‘Common Good’

On Adrian Vermule’s Atlantic essay on originalism.

“You can chase nature out with a pitchfork, but she will always keep running back.”

This idea, from the Roman poet Horace, was the central idea of my book, Suicide of the West (now out in paperback, as I’ll never let you forget). 

Farmers understand this. A bunch of pastoral paintings and poems notwithstanding, farmers are closer to frontline troops in th…

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