Wendell Berry writes about Harry Caudill in The Progressive
"A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales to the Future for Food Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC"

Reflecting on "Wendell Berry’s perspective"

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to hear Kentucky native Wendell Berry speak on a number of issues that are affecting the way of life for folks in the Bluegrass. Barry, 76, carries a wealth of real-world experience as well as a broad and impressive job description as a poet, farmer, novelist, essayist, professor and activist. He is a staunch critic of mountaintop coal mining (mountaintop removal) and an advocate of the concept of local, agricultural economics. On this particular occasion, Berry spoke to a crowd exceeding 100 people at a street fair in Louisville.

The public is frequently inundated by the rhetoric of politicians who drop buzzwords such as “local” and “sustainable,”  but hearing Wendell Berry say those words was a different experience. Berry is not a politician, or a salesman — his motives are not to win an election or to make a hard sell, which is why I trust Berry.

via www.kystandard.com


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