As we promised earlier this week, First Things is continuing to expand our range of content offerings. Today, we are adding two more new features: Spengler and The Anchoress .

  • For the past few years our new associate editor David P. Goldman has been writing popular weekly columns for the Asia Times under the pseudonym “Spengler.” Today, Goldman launches a blog by the same name in which he’ll cover, among other themes, economics, demographics, and the impact of the culture of death on the viability of modern nations.

  • From 2005 to 2008, The Anchoress has been a finalist in the annual Weblog Awards and won the “Best Political Blog” in the both the 2006 and 2007 Catholic Blog Awards. Now, Elizabeth Scalia, a new contributing writer, moves her popular blog to First Things . Scalia says The Anchoress will continue to focus on “politics, religion, and baseball with equal fervor.”

And in case you missed them, be sure to check out our other new blogs:

  • Icons and Curiosities is our new shopping blog, hosted by contributing writer Sally Thomas and editor Joseph Bottum. The blog explores the curious and kitschy subculture where religion meets consumerism. John Podohertz of Commentary magazine calls it “daffy and quite hilarious” and the “most original blog of the year.”

  • Postmodern Conservative is a group blog dedicated to the “interworkings of political life, public philosophy, and religious faith” in the age of postmodernity. The team of bloggers includes James Poulos, Peter Lawler, Ivan Kenneally, and many more of the country’s most provocative and intriguing young political thinkers.

Please continue to let us know what you think about our changes and how we can improve your online experience with First Things . Send your suggestions and recommendations to web editor Joe Carter at jcarter@firstthings.com .

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