From the May/June, 2014 issue of Touchstone
Gone & Forgotten by Anthony Esolen


Gone & Forgotten

Anthony Esolen on a Lost World &
Our Alien Nation

My wife has been hunting down old photographs of the villages where her English ancestors the Hortons and the Philhowers settled and cleared land for farming and built churches. In her search she's come upon a small time machine: Chester, New Jersey: A Scrapbook of History, eloquently written and annotated by an elderly native daughter in 1971. There were still a few people around then who had come of age before the mass phenomena of radio and television, and who could recall life in a genuine place, with a rich exper . . .

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