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Wendell Berry takes a stand on stewardship of the earth

Decades before the Green New Deal made headlines, Wendell Berry sounded the alarm about America’s environmental crisis. Instead of protecting the land that feeds people and supports our communities, he argued, “We are in the habit of contention – against the world, against each other, against ourselves.” That contention, which he described in the 1969 essay “A Native Hill” continues to this day. But how can it finally be diffused?

Rich, complex answers to that question are woven throughout , edited by Jack Shoemaker. This two-volume opus,

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