Little Traditions

These minor peoples now see themselves suddenly called upon to assist the old moderns..

On plants and modernity

I thrust my hand into the dark earth … and curl my fingers into a loose fist around a clump of soil. The rays of sun above me filter through the coverage of a

The Twilight of the West

Absolute power corrupts, goes the old truism. But, more importantly, it provincializes and isolates its wielders from the experience of the vast majority of humankind — the relatively powerless. This explains the wishful thinking