The Roots of Progress is a personal project of Jason Crawford—an intellectual project, which may take many years, to understand the nature and cause of human progress.
Think of this less as a newsletter, and more of a personal research...
This newsletter is a stromata of anecdotes, fables, tales, advice if you ask for it, photography, questions, sentiment, and ways to get lost in the forest. Some of it will be private. Some will be legible. Not too legible I hope.
I write for many
A few different things: current events and processes, thoughts on past happenings, book reviews, and eventually, interviews and other content. It offers thoughts and explanations of past happenings (like migration in prehistory, the invention of
Maybe you don’t know what “hormone therapy” means and you’re looking to learn about The Trans Experience. Maybe we went to that all-girls Catholic school together and you want to know what I think about that...
I don't have many promises to give. I plan to be helter-skelter. I plan to be rebellious. I plan to break the rules. Sometimes you will find my musings on the world, on politics, on Christianity, on social justice. Sometimes you will find a fiction
Fourteen years ago, I started my first blog and promptly stopped sending group emails to my friends. Eventually, I guess everything comes full circle.
If you’re here, it’s probably because you already know my work and like my voice enough to...
There are tens of millions of Americans who aren’t on the hard left or the hard right who feel that the world has gone mad. Science is at the mercy of politics. Identity trumps ideas. In the name of progress, art is erased and history is rewritten.
The name “Culture Study” is a modification of “Cultural Studies,” a term used to describe an academic field — and general posture — towards the culture that surrounds us. The scholars of this early field believed that if people