This post on Maclin Horton's blog makes me sad. I added a comment explaining my own experience. The hope of transformation of culture is certainly subject to the sign of contradiction that is the Cross. Apparent failure is not defeat.
One things I've noticed is that among the younger orthodox Catholics the whole crunchy con thing or C & T thing or whatever seems to have no hold at all, even though Chesterton is very popular. There is a new, trendy urban orthodox Catholicism that my 1970s John Denver listening, organic gardening self just can't make peace with. Of course, even John Denver started wearing synthentic shirts in the 1980s and using synthesizers.