Tuesday, April 24, 2012

News at Eleven: "The two great aims of industrialism--

replacement of people by technology and concentration of wealth into the hands of a small plutocracy--seem close to fulfillment," Mr. [Wendell] Berry said. "At the same time the failures of industrialism have become too great and too dangerous to deny. Corporate industrialism itself has exposed the falsehood that it ever was inevitable or that it ever has given precedence to the common good."

The Jefferson Lecture "is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities," according to the NEH, which sponsors it every year.

from The Chronicle of Higher Education: 'We All Are Implicated': Wendell Berry Laments a Disconnection From Community and the Land


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