A running theme in this blog will be the relevance of scale in the formation and conduct of worthwhile social life. I believe our most pressing ills lay not so much in socialism or capitalism or whatever else, but in bigness — Big Government, Big Business, and Big Culture. While I am hesitant to endorse causes that insist we must return to the beautiful smallness of yore (we can’t, and even if we could, we probably oughtn’t), I am unwilling to stand behind any style of thought or action that does not consider the question of scale as of central concern.  In that vein, whenever I get a chance, I will post excerpts that may help prod us (you and me) in a direction…