Wendell Berry

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greedy corporations and corrupt politicians…

By |2018-10-23T17:19:36+00:00May 10th, 2017|Climate Change, Corporations, Political|

“We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all — by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians — be participating in its [...]

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greedy corporations and corrupt politicians

By |2018-02-21T13:18:27+00:00December 3rd, 2016|Authority, Capitalism, Culture, Money, Political, Society|

“We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all — by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians — be participating in its [...]

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We must change our lives

By |2018-02-12T16:15:30+00:00November 5th, 2015|Climate Change, Global Warming, Human Rights, Interconnectedness, Nature, Reality, Society, World Citizen|

We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that what is good for the world will be good or us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and to learn what is good for it. We must [...]

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total consumerism

By |2017-07-04T19:54:48+00:00August 14th, 2015|Commercialism, Corporations, Environment, Globalization, Materialism|

“But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer's anxiety that he [...]

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task of education

By |2018-08-08T08:40:32+00:00August 6th, 2015|Culture, Education, Youth|

"The complexity of our present trouble suggests as never before that we need to change our present concept of education. Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research. It's proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are economically, [...]

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