Citizenship Papers: Essays

Citizenship Papers: Essays

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by Wendell Berry
     
 

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Citizenship papers, n 1. Materials prepared for presentation to authorities when making an application for citizenship. 2. Documents presented as proof of citizenship.

There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with "Patriot" offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy. Let this book stand as Wendell

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Citizenship papers, n 1. Materials prepared for presentation to authorities when making an application for citizenship. 2. Documents presented as proof of citizenship.

There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with "Patriot" offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy. Let this book stand as Wendell Berry’s application, for he is one of those faithful, devoted critics envisioned by the Founding Fathers to be the life’s blood and very future of the nation they imagined. Adams, Jefferson and Madison would have found great clarity in his prose and great hope in his vision. And today’s readers will be moved and encouraged by his anger and his refusal to surrender in the face of desperate odds. Books get written for all sorts of reasons, and this book was written out of necessity.

Citizenship Papers collects nineteen new essays, from celebrations of exemplary lives to critiques of American life, including "A Citizen’s Response [to the new National Security Strategy]"—a ringing call of caution to a nation standing on the brink of global catastrophe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582439051
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
08/10/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,090,934
File size:
349 KB

Meet the Author

Essayist, novelist, and poet, Wendell Berry has written more than 40 books. He lives and works in his native Kentucky with his wife, Tanya Berry, and their children and grandchildren.

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Citizenship Papers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Especially thought-provoking in this period of American history where most of us seem to have forgotten our inheritance. Should be required reading for all politicians and citizens who care about being involved in the democratic process. Wendell Berry is a beacon in this dark time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ONE CANNOT DICARD THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH GREAT WRITING AS DONE HERE. THE GREATNESS OF A WRITER SHOULD BE BASED ON LOOKING AT ISSUES DISPOSSIONATELY NOT ON SHORT TERM EMOTIONAL FEELINGS.THIS WRITER CONTINUES TO DEMONSTRATE GREATNESS IN THE WAY HE HANDLED OUR CURRENT DIFFICULTIES IN THE WORLD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author showed great insight into the future of our shaky democracy. A clear departure from the current dangerous and irresponsible display of patriotism