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Robert James Bidinotto

Death by Environmentalism

Death by Environmentalism

By Robert James Bidinotto

March 2004 -- What does it mean in practice to hold a philosophy that declares that pristine nature has intrinsic value in itself, and that regards Man and his activities as intrusive threats to the so-called ecological balance?

I have discussed the history, meaning, and basic premises of environmentalism previously, in my monograph The Green Machine and in my recorded talk "Green Cathedrals." I also explore these issues on my ecoNOT.com website.

Green Cathedrals: Environmentalism's Mythological Appeal

Green Cathedrals: Environmentalism's Mythological Appeal

By Robert James Bidinotto

September 2007 -- Every culture and its institutions are the living embodiments of certain fundamental ideas about man and his place in the universe.

These basic premises posit answers to questions about life and its meaning, helping us to integrate our understanding of the world. They also offer a foundation for our values and personal motivation. When widely shared, they create the intellectual and spiritual foundations for a whole culture.

Republican Statists: Back to the Future

Republican Statists: Back to the Future

By Robert James Bidinotto

Fall 2006 -- As I was completing work today on this issue of the magazine, I received an e-mail announcing publication of Ryan Sager’s new book, The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party.

Up From Conservatism

Up From Conservatism

By Robert James Bidinotto

March 2007 --“There is no commonly-acknowledged conservative position today, and any claim to the contrary is easy to make sport of.”   —William F. Buckley, Jr.