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The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2015
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Overall, Wendell Berry makes ground-breaking points that need to be re-iterated into everyday American culture. We as a people have to gleam from his example that the government is in the process of (if it hasn’t already) completely taking over modern agriculture as we know it. Berry reminds us that we have the power as consumers to demand quality and only buy what we need. We must grow what we are able, and take the power back into our own hands.
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on March 7, 2015
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Great Book! Must read!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2015
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great
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on January 13, 2015
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SIMPLY THE BEST BOOK YOU WILL EVER READ ON HOW TO RESTORE THE EARTH AND HAVE A GREAT QUALITY OF LIFE.... With the next few years being questionable because of climate change, economic uncertainty, and political unrest this book provides an outlook that, if embraced, will help the planet resolve many of its ills, while at the same time provide you with an amazing quality of life.

Along with the book is the amazing video that is Back to Eden... here's the link [...] If you are looking for how to prepare or create a more sustainable life, if you value true freedom, if you value connecting with the divine, READ THIS BOOK...it will change your life.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2014
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Great info. Well written.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2014
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I love reading books. Great Book....
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2014
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This book does a pretty good job of criticizing corporate agribusiness's assault on the family farm that was the basis of the early American economy. But what about the "settling of America"? Was that so wonderful? It entailed the destruction of a lot of native human cultures, not to mention native flora and fauna. Read any account of a region's "settlement": there's a lot of mass slaughter, a lot of it perpetrated by the family farmers that this author considers the salt of the earth. So it's not so easy for someone who hasn't inherited a farm to feel that sympathetic with someone like this author, who seems unaware of any downside to his rather self-righteous attitudes. Granted, the family farm is better than the agribusiness wasteland, but it's also the ancestor of the agribusiness wasteland.
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on November 14, 2014
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If you read nothing else in the next year or two, you must read this book. Few books can truly be said to be groundbreaking in their prophetic nature. Poet, farmer, quiet radical, Wendell Berry, in The Unsettling of America: Cultural and Agriculture unleashes a prophetic opus that, with amazing accuracy, told us what our lives and the biosphere would be like as a result of the practices of industrial agriculture. The truth of his prophesy will astound you considering the book was written nearly 40 years ago and is still as fresh today as it was when Berry wrote it. With rare eloquence and the sensibilities of a poet, Berry lays out both the how and the why the world is on a reckless path of destruction by both the post-modern mindset and the application of the practices of the industrial revolution to agriculture ... all due to avarice.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2014
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Awesome Condition, brand new ! And received it quite quickly . Thanks !
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2014
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not very encouraging but a necessary read even despite being written years abo; rather prescient. And, whether we like it or not in our machine like culture of today...The Amish win.
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