Wendell Berry is a longball hitter!
Berry is an underappreciated genius. As a retired professor of American
Lit writing his memoir, I'm reminded I spent thirty years of teaching
followed by thirty years of alternative journalism warning citizens that
our toxic politics and plutocratic economics unfit us for an
effectively egalitarian democracy.
I warned my students and readers that
a people who don't cherish their great writers (for example Walt and
Emily) eventually lose their minds. That's our current fate.
It will not
be easy to extricate ourselves from going on three centuries of such