Category Archives: History

Congressman McClintock on Forest Management

Our favorite congressman gave a talk at Lake Tahoe the other day on forest management, (posted to his blog) which was excellent. An excerpt. “Look around at the beauty that surrounds us. By this time tomorrow, the scene could be … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

The New Urbanists

They aren’t really that new, having been with us now for decades, but their work is attempting to ruin a way of life (suburbs, cars, freeways, etc.) loved by the majority of Americans, as this article from the Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

The Nation State

An absolute must read from the Wall Street Journal, and while reading, remember the principle of subsidiarity. Excerpts. No one saw it coming—that the next big thing of the 21st century would be the nation-state, an idea from the 17th. … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics

Medieval California, Part I

Wow! This article puts the current homeless situation in our state in a dire historical reference, from City Journal. An excerpt. California, to some people’s way of thinking, is the most modern state in the country, if not the most … Continue reading

Posted in History, Homelessness

Suburbs Rule

More evidence of that fact, from American Affairs. An excerpt. A metropolitan economy, if it is working well, is constantly transforming many poor people into middle-class people, many illiterates into skilled people, many greenhorns into competent citizens. . . . … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Environmentalist Movement in Historical Context

This is a very important and informative article from New Geography. An excerpt. The notion that an ever growing and/or wealthier population can only deliver environmental doom has been the standard foundational belief of the modern environmental movement. The latest … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Ancient Trees

Wow, tree over 2,600 years old in North Carolina, study from IOP Science. The Abstract. Abstract Bald cypress trees over 2,000-years old have been discovered in the forested wetlands along Black River using dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating. The oldest bald … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History