Another Week in Review


A weekly round-up of pieces of note at FF and elsewhere.


This Week at Fare Forward 

Wendell Berry’s “Room of Love” by Jake Meador

Northrop Fyre’s The Great Code by Juan Alcala

Further Up and Further In by Shirley Li


Fare Forward Friends and Writers: 

The Forgetfulness of Love in Harry Potter by Jake Meador at Mere Orthodoxy  

When It is Illegal to Live With Your Friends… by Leah Libresco at Patheos

The Depths of Sin by Matthew Messer at Contemplationes


Other Pieces of Note:

The Family Tree, Stripped by Andrew Yuengert at Front Porch Republic (h/t Matthew Gerken and John Liedl)

The Good, The Highest Good, and the Common Good by Edmund Waldstein, O. Cist. at The Josias 

 The Theatre of Terror by Yuval Noah Harari in The Guardian (h/t Leah Libresco and Jose Mena)


Classic Text of the Week 

Funeral Oration on the Great S. Basil, Bishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia.

“We seemed to have one soul, inhabiting two bodies. And if we must not believe those whose doctrine is All things are in all; yet in our case it was worthy of belief, so did we live in and with each other. The sole business of both of us was virtue, and living for the hopes to come, having retired from this world, before our actual departure hence. With a view to this, were directed all our life and actions, under the guidance of thecommandment, as we sharpened upon each other our weapons of virtue; and if this is not a great thing for me to say, being a rule and standard to each other, for the distinction between what was right and what was not.”

Peter Blair

Peter Blair lives in Washington, DC. A 2012 graduate of Dartmouth College, he works as Campus Program Coordinator for the Thomistic Institute. Peter is editor-in-chief of Fare Forward. He is on Twitter: @PeterAWBlair.