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N.I.C.E. is here, now, and active.
(tldr; CS Lewis' N.I.C.E. from That Hideous Strength is here, now, and active.)
I wouldn't call it an "upper" essay, but it does give a prospectus of The Adversary that is working against culture—that is, all of humankind—and the church.
What the Gospel answers is what Progress actively resists:
transcendence not materialism;
peace not revolution;
rootedness not rootlessness;
victory over death, not death of everything;
cultivating creation vs dominating creation;
and so on.