It is only too easy to define the malignant meaning of industrialism. It is the contemporary form of pioneering; yet since it never consents to define its goal, it is a pioneering on in principle, and with an accelerating speed. Industrialism is a program under which men, using the latest scientific paraphernalia, sacrifice comfort, leisure, and the enjoyment of life to win Pyrrhic victories from nature at points of no strategic importance.
-John Crowe Ransom, “Reconstructed but Unregenerate,” from I’ll Take My Stand
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Is Philip Sasser’s Our Man in the Pews. I wish he updated it more, but honestly it’s well worth the wait.