Which exactly is history's right side?.
History, in the guise of modern globalization, is full of all sorts of hokum and corporate agendas, they say. Is agribusiness on the right side of history? Or rampant, throwaway consumerism?
Be careful, argues Wendell Berry, a gentlemanly writer who farms his own land in Kentucky and spoke on the Ideas series, How to Think About Science. History seems in an awful hurry to homogenize life and turn you into a consumer rather than an independent citizen.
Cultivate something closer to your heart, he suggests. It's a version of small is beautiful. READ MORE ...