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Storm Cleanup – It’s Who We Are

The winds from Hurricane Matthew had not yet faded away when debris had been collected into neat piles waiting to be hauled away or burned. I was struck by the contrast between Agrarian and Urban in how this sort of … Continue reading

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Noblesse Oblige

In February 2011, I wrote an essay titled White Privilege – Guilty As Charged, which is reproduced below. Closely linked to this “White Privilege” is the concept of Noblesse Oblige, which the dictionary defines as “The obligation of honorable, generous, … Continue reading

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Plan a Lee-Jackson Dinner

The Lee-Jackson Dinner is a tradition celebrated by MOS&B, SCV and UDC groups – but it need not be limited to that. Why not have your own Lee-Jackson Dinner at home? Robert E. Lee’s birthday is on January 19, and … Continue reading

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Complex Societies vs. Southern Agrarianism

Southern Agrarianism encompasses many things – it has aspects of politics, literature, culture, and industry/agriculture. While it is not merely a nostalgia for simpler times, simplicity is a major part of it. The opposite of the simplicity of Southern Agrarianism … Continue reading

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A World Without Electricity

A series of comments following a recent post got me thinking about just how recent things like hand-pumped water and animal power are. I am 58 years old My father was born in 1914 His father was born in 1877 … Continue reading

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Resilient Communities

The concept of Resilient Communities is one that resonates well with Southern Agrarianism. It is a new term for an old idea – the self-contained village. Some of the large Southern plantations came close to being a resilient community, but … Continue reading

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Confederate Jasmine – The Sweet Smell of The South

Spring time in The South means many different thing – Azaleas in bloom is certainly one of most visually pleasing parts of Spring, but when it comes to the sense of smell, nothing beats the fragrance of Confederate Jasmine. I … Continue reading

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Looking Out Our Bedroom Window

This cardinal was kind enough to build her nest in the gardenia bush just outside our bedroom window. One of the great pleasures of rural living is being able to watch the cycle of life. This was taken on April … Continue reading

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Tim Manning on Southern Agrarian Writers

Much of the material we have here at The Southern Agrarian is about the “how-to” aspects of living an agrarian life – raising a garden and chickens and that sort of thing. As important as that is, we need to … Continue reading

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Tomislav Sunić on Southern Agrarianism – an SNN Interview

Tomislav Sunić was interviewed by Michael at the Southern Nationalist Network on the topic of Southern Agrarianism. While we have only touched on the philosophy of Southern Agrarianism so far, it is going to play a much larger role here … Continue reading

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