Sunday, December 8, 2019

#342 / A Right View Of The World

The picture above graces an article in the September 23, 2019, edition of The Nation. The article reviews two books of essays by Wendell Berry, who is pictured above. The article on Berry is titled, "A Shared Place: Wendell Berry's lifelong dissent." The author of the article is Jedediah Britton-Purdy, a law professor at Colombia Law School who has written a recently published book, This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth

The two books of essays by Berry total about 1,700 pages. Britton-Purdy's article is about five pages long. I suggest you begin with the article. Reading what Britton-Purdy has to say might very well persuade you to start reading Berry himself more extensively, which I also think would be a good idea. 

Personally, I like the quotation shown in handwriting next to the picture of Berry: 

There are no sacred and unsacred places, there are only sacred and desecrated places ~

This Earth is home to all life, at least as far as we know. Like Jerry Mander, another author I recommend, Berry knows (and we all should learn) that this Earth is sacred, indeed, and that we cannot, ourselves, live for long in the Absence of the Sacred

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