In our time, politics and culture are increasingly oriented to the national scale on the one hand, and the immediate neighborhood on the other. A book, The Increasingly United States, by Daniel J. Hopkins, highlights this. However, in my view, besides […]
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The United States has always been somewhat ambiguous about whether its primary loyalty was to the European Western World or to the Western Hemisphere (i.e., the Americas). The Founders thought of themselves as upholding the rights of Englishmen, which they […]
I always thought of Dick Dale as a local phenomenon, but his recent death got national coverage. The most thorough and best article was one in The New Yorker, a magazine which might well have turned up its nose during […]
Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. was born in Los Angeles in 1950. He graduated from Occidental College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1986 he married journalist Roberta Green. Most of his time is now spent on philanthropy, mostly relating to the intersection of Christianity and culture. He is an advisor to the Christian Community Development Association, a network of nearly 400 inner city ministries nationwide. This is his personal blog. His interests include geography and history, and especially stand-up paddle boarding. Read more here.