Allan C. Carlson

Allan C. Carlson was president of The Rockford Institute from 1986 to 1997, and president of The Howard Center from 1998 until his retirement in 2015.

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  • February 1988

    The First Green International

    Peasant agrarianism, some say, was Central Europe's "missed opportunity" for independent political development in this century. Such arguments have been heard particularly since 1947, as the refugees from Marxist Europe organized their International Peasant Union and met every other year tu talk about what might have been.

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  • August 1987

    Old Attitudes Die Hard

    Gunnai Myrdal came as the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Lutheran Council in the USA—yet another public atheist called to give moral guidance to yet another demoralized band of American religious leaders. I saw his presence as a godsend.

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  • February 1987

    Back to Barbarism

    Much of the bioregional vision should appeal to conservative sentiments. As the pitiful remnant of America's agrarian culture again falls victim to drought and depression, the bioregionalists call for a return to the land, a reconstruction of self-sufficient farm life, and a reverence toward the soil as the organic bond of human generations.

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  • The Gelded Age
    June 1986

    The Gelded Age

    What do men want? In the gloried 1950's, Sports Afield and Rod and Gun exemplified a male ethos resting on the quest for game by the primeval hunting band. With Playboy, Hugh Hefner moved the American male indoors.

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  • Small-Town Schizophrenia
    May 1986

    Small-Town Schizophrenia

    Garrison Keillor, the writer, has finally made it big. Five years ago a regional cult figure and occasional contributor to the New Yorker, Keillor has now vaulted on to the cover of Time and to the top of the New York Times best-seller list.

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  • January 1986

    Letter From Minnesota

    American and British negotiators of the Treaty of Paris, attempting to set the northwestern boundary of the new United States, agreed on a line following Rainy River "to the Lake of the Woods, thence through said lake to the most northwestern part thereof."

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  • Life, Interpreted Lucely
    December 1985

    Life, Interpreted Lucely

    No contemporary could write promotion copy quite like Henry Luce. His 1936 prospectus for a new magazine featuring photographs, tentatively called The Show-Book of the World.

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  • Man and Nature
    August 1985

    Man and Nature

    In an unexpected evolution of ideas, it now appears that it is through common opposition to this thesis that the "populist" and "supply-side" strands of modern American conservatism might find the unity that has otherwise eluded them.

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  • Comment
    August 1984


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  • Horrors & Hope
    February 1984

    Horrors & Hope

    Only a fixed moral code rooted in transcendent religion can steer men clear of the abyss and toward the improvement of the human condition.

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