Essay Collection by Wendell Berry Set for February Release
25 October 2014
In February 2015, Counterpoint will publish a new collection of essays by Mr. Berry entitled Our Only World: Eleven Essays.
The planet’s environmental problems respect no national boundaries. From soil erosion and population displacement to climate change and failed energy policies, American governing classes are paid by corporations to pretend that debate is the only democratic necessity and that solutions are capable of withstanding endless delay. Late Capitalism goes about its business of finishing off the planet. And we citizens are left with a shell of what was once proudly described as The American Dream.
In this new collection of eleven essays, Berry confronts head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action. Never one to ignore the present challenge, he understands that only clearly stated questions support the understanding their answers require. For more than fifty years we’ve had no better spokesman and no more eloquent advocate for the planet, for our families, and for the future of our children and ourselves.
(From the description found at Amazon. Please pardon the link to Amazon. It is just about the only online place for information about this title. A gentle nudge to Counterpoint: you could do some better to promote Mr. Berry's upcoming work.)
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