Ok, a bit embarrassed about this. . . but I just found a Russell Kirk piece I had no idea existed. Missed this one in the bio!
“Like the Celts of the Twilight, it seems, the Agrarians have gone forth often to battle, but never to victory. America’s farm population now totals perhaps two percent of the national population. Centralization of power in Washington continues apace. Nationwide television broadcasters rapidly efface any remnants of regional cultures. In many other ways, society becomes dully uniform and thoroughly urbanized. While we talk windily still of free enterprise, the industrial and commercial conglomerates move toward oligopoly and on a tremendous scale. Leviathan, the monstrous society, swallows its myriads.”
–Russell Kirk, “Testimony to a Humane Social Order,” UNIVERSITY BOOKMAN 33 (1992): 3. [Full issue in previous post]