Citizenship Papers / Edition 1

Citizenship Papers / Edition 1

by Wendell Berry
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ISBN-10:
159376037X
ISBN-13:
2901593760372
Pub. Date:
09/09/2004
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
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Citizenship Papers / Edition 1

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, a collection of 19 essays, is a ringing call of alarm to a nation standing on the brink of global catastrophe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901593760372
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 09/09/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

A Citizen's Response1
Thoughts in the Presence of Fear17
The Failure of War23
Going to Work33
In Distrust of Movements43
Twelve Paragraphs on Biotechnology53
Let the Farm Judge57
The Total Economy63
A Long Job, Too Late to Quit77
Two Minds85
The Prejudice Against Country People107
The Whole Horse113
Stupidity in Concentration127
Watershed and Commonwealth135
The Agrarian Standard143
Still Standing153
Conservationist and Agrarian165
Tuscany175
Is Life a Miracle?181

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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