This post is an experimental way to combat the tendency for blog posts to fall off the bottom of the scroll and never be heard from again. Each month, I propose to highlight the top five posts by traffic, along with a handful of posts that don’t seem to have gotten the attention they deserve — and to invite you, our beloved readers, to point out other neglected gems in comments. An annual wrap-up, analogous to the old “Kotsko’s Greatest Hits” from The Weblog, is also a possibility.
Top posts by traffic:
- On Left and Right by Adam Kotsko — an attempted typology of political positions that met with considerable resistance
- The Future, or The Society of Looting by Adam Kotsko — an analysis of our current society, suggesting that its guiding principle is “go f— yourself”
- The New Jesus Radicals Site by Thomas Bridges — an innocuous announcement whose comment threads spiralled into a contentious discussion of distributism
- On Milbank: Let’s Not and Say We Did by Adam Kotsko — in which I decline to make fun of a Milbank column
- Teaching between theology and the secular by Anthony Paul Smith — a reflection on Anthony’s stance toward theology
- Are the liberal arts free enough? by Voyou Désœuvré — the debut of a new AUFS contributor, arguing that defenses of the liberal arts in terms of utility cannot escape the logic of neoliberalism
- The far-reaching scope of Pauline apocalyptic by Thomas Bridges — an argument that many of the factors that initially drew Thomas to Radical Orthodoxy are present in a more productive way in Pauline apocalyptic
- Thoughts on What is Talmud? The Art of Disagreement by Adam Kotsko — a review of a book that everyone must read
- In a state of mitigated exasperation by Brad Johnson — William Gass explains the theology blogosphere
Feel free to share your favorites in comments.