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Our only world : ten essays

Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powell's advice to President Bush: "If you break it, you own it," as the world's hot spots threaten to spread over the globe with the ferocity of a war of holy terror and desperation. The planet's environmental problems respect no national boundaries. From  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Berry
ISBN: 9781619024885 1619024888
OCLC Number: 884816208
Description: 178 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Paragraphs from a notebook --
The commerce of violence --
A forest conversation --
Local economies to save the land and the people --
Less energy, more life --
Caught in the middle --
On receiving one of the Dayton Literary Peace Prizes --
Our deserted country --
For the 50-year farm bill --
On being asked for "a narrative for the future."
Responsibility: Wendell Berry.

Abstract:

"As the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powell's advice to President Bush: "If you break it, you own it," as the world's hot spots threaten to spread over the globe with the ferocity of a war of holy terror and desperation. The planet's environmental problems respect no national boundaries. From soil erosion and population displacement to climate change and failed energy policies, American governing classes are paid by corporations to pretend that debate is the only democratic necessity and that solutions are capable of withstanding endless delay. Late Capitalism goes about its business of finishing off the planet. And we citizens are left with a shell of what was once proudly described as The American Dream. In this new collection of eleven essays, Berry confronts head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action. Never one to ignore the present challenge, he understands that only clearly stated questions support the understanding their answers require. For more than fifty years we've had no better spokesman and no more eloquent advocate for the planet, for our families, and for the future of our children and ourselves"--
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