Oct 30, 2013
GREAT READ... REALLY ENJOYED Wendell Berry's WISDOM... DEAD ON... NAILS IT...
The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation are more estranged from the land—from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it.
Sadly, as Berry notes in his Afterword to this third edition, his arguments and observations are more relevant than ever. We continue to suffer loss of community, the devaluation of human work, and the destruction of nature under an economic system dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits. Although “this book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong,” Berry writes, there are good people working “to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth.” Wendell Berry is one of those people, writing and working, as ever, with passion, eloquence, and conviction.
The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture: Wendell Berry: 9780871568779: Amazon.com: Books