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 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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Table of Contents
1 Paragraphs from a Notebook 5
2 The Commerce of Violence 15
3 A Forest Conversation 21
4 Local Economies to Save the Land and the People 55
5 Less Energy, More Life 69
6 Caught in the Middle 73
7 On Receiving One of the Dayton Literary Peace Prizes 97
8 Our Deserted Country 105
9 For the 50-Year Farm Bill 159
10 On Being Asked for "A Narrative for the Future" 167