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The Resource Our only world : eleven essays, Wendell Berry

Our only world : eleven essays, Wendell Berry

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Our only world : eleven essays
Title
Our only world
Title remainder
eleven essays
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Wendell Berry
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
A collection of essays by the National Humanities Medal-winning writer discusses such topics as the probable necessity of returning troops to Iraq, the international nature of today's environmental problems and the role of late capitalism in compromising the American dream
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10404831
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1934-
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Berry, Wendell
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • Political culture
  • Environmentalism
  • World politics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
Target audience
adult
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eleven essays
Label
Our only world : eleven essays, Wendell Berry
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Publication
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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 Peace Prizes -- On being asked for "a narrative for the future" -- For the 50-year Farm bill -- Our deserted country
Control code
ocn884816208
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781619024885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884816208
Label
Our only world : eleven essays, Wendell Berry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Peace Prizes -- On being asked for "a narrative for the future" -- For the 50-year Farm bill -- Our deserted country
Control code
ocn884816208
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781619024885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884816208

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