Front Porch Republic

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Front Porch Republic
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Front Porch Republic is a localist and communitarian American blog where various contributors – known as 'porchers' – emphasize the importance of concepts such as community, place, decentralism, and conservation. Front Porch Republic publishes books under the name Front Porch Republic Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock.[1] It also sponsors an annual conference and, beginning in 2019, publishes the journal Local Culture.[2]


Porchers have myriad opinions, but generally agree that centralization, atomization, and disregard for limits represent obstacles to human flourishing.[3]

Damon Linker describes Front Porch Republic in The Week:

Unlike the leaders of the mainstream conservative movement, Patrick Deneen, Mark T. Mitchell, Russell Arben Fox, Jeremy Beer, and the other "Porchers" have little interest in engaging with inside-the-Beltway power politics. Instead, they prefer to act as gadflies, denouncing the imperial ethos and influence-peddling that dominates Washington, as well as the boundless greed that drives would-be Masters of the Universe from around the country to seek their fortunes on Wall Street and in Hollywood and Silicon Valley.[4]


As of December 2014, the staff running the website were:[5]

President Editor-in-Chief Senior Editors
Mark Mitchell Jeffrey Bilbro Jeremy Beer
Katherine Dalton
Patrick Deneen
James Matthew Wilson
Jason Peters
Jeffrey Polet


  1. ^ "Search Results Grid".
  2. ^ "Local Culture".
  3. ^ About, at Front Porch Republic; retrieved 12 December 2014
  4. ^ The new anti-urban ideology of ruralism, at The Week; by Damon Linker; published 19 April 2013; retrieved 12 December 2014
  5. ^ Who We Are, at Front Porch Republic; retrieved 12 December 2014

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