America the Failure. Writing for Chronicles Magazine, Thomas Fleming exposes America's descent into slavery and doesn't see much hope of the South rising again. Or any other region for that matter. Depressing, but reality is often like that.
Looking at American men's enslavement from the lens of How Green was My Valley, Anthony Esolen draws the same conclusion as Thomas Fleming in this piece for Front Porch Republic.
And here we go from slave men to cave men. Joseph Pearce compares Hilaire Belloc to G. K. Chesterton in this essay about H. G. Wells, cave men, and charity for The Imaginative Conservative.