Monday, January 09, 2006

Good News . . .

Bill Kauffman's Look Homeward America : In Search of Reactionary Radicals is listed on Here is the book description:

In Look Homeward, America, Bill Kauffman introduces us to the reactionary radicals, front-porch anarchists, and traditionalist rebels who give American culture and politics its pith, vim, and life. Blending history, memoir, digressive literariness, and polemic, Kauffman provides fresh portaiture of such American originals as Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day, regionalist painter Grant Wood, farmer-writer Wendell Berry, publisher Henry Regnery, maverick U.S. senators Eugene McCarthy and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and other Americans who can't-- or shouldn't -- be filed away in the usual boxes labeled "liberal" and "conservative." Ranging from Millard Fillmore to Easy Rider, from Robert Frost to Mother Jones, Kauffman limns an alternative America that draws its breath from local cultures, traditional liberties, small-scale institutions, and neighborliness. There is an America left that is worth saving: these are its paragons, its poets, its pantheon.

I can't wait.

P.S. Here is my review of his last book.

1 comment:

Kleinheider said...


Kauffman seriously needs a blog though for real. You need to talk with the man, Stooks.

Maybe you and him could partner up. Call it "Paleo North and South" or something. "Decentralize This!", perhaps. I don't know. I'm just spitballing. Kauffman needs to get in the game though.