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Wendell Berry

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Farming, because of the uniqueness and fragility of each one of the world’s myriad of small places, has to involve a creaturely affection and care. What does that look like? The remarkable novelist, critic, and poet Wendell Berry has ideas. more

Jun 1, 2017 6:00 AM Magazine

So that ended my time as a moral pacifist supporter of precision warfare. more

Apr 24, 2015 5:23 PM Magazine 2 Comments

Like a lot of people I know, I am concerned about mountaintop removal and climate change. But when we delay our concern until dangers have become sensational, we are late. Whether or not we are too late is a question that should not interest us. ... more

Sep 4, 2013 1:32 PM Dispatches

On the day of the bombing in Boston, The New York Times printed an op-ed piece by a human being who has been imprisoned at Guantánamo for more than eleven years, uncharged and, of course, untried. The occurrence of these two events on the same da... more

Jun 13, 2013 4:54 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Civil disobedience is properly the last resort. It is also an unhappiness of citizenship. more

Dec 12, 2011 2:09 PM Dispatches

Usury is "a job." But it happens to be a job that nobody ought to do. It is a violence against fellow humans. more

Feb 22, 2010 1:19 PM Magazine

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