Walter Moss: This year marks the centennial of the beginning of World War I. Some observers believe we humans are close to beginning another war—in Ukraine.
Walter Moss: By 1907, thanks largely to Duke’s advertising and marketing efforts—in 1889 alone, he spent $800,000 on marketing—U. S. cigarette smoking began to take off, quadrupling in the last 15 years of the nineteenth century.
Walter Moss: If we are to avoid in our present century much of the bloodshed characteristic of the previous one, any such slogans, including self-determination, have to be constrained by a hierarchy of other values. Among them peace, empathy, and tolerance are not the least important.
Wendell Berry Politics: If liberal professors had half the influence O’Reilly feared, we would be living in a more just world than we are.
Vegetarian Health: What convinced me to cut back on eating red meat was when I realized the environmental consequences of consuming it.
Love in Films: I sometimes think that in life we are meant to proceed by shrinking our egoism while broadening and intensifying our love.
Failure to Imagine: If we dare to imagine boldly and creatively enough, we private citizens can help create a more progressive economy.
Wendell Berry Feminism — The proper type of freedom to seek is the freedom to love, to enter into a loving, mutually-respecting relationship.
Capitalism Versus Democracy — Democratic socialists have often claimed that democracy fits better with socialism than with capitalism.
Progressive Culture I envision would battle against our still dominant capitalist consumer culture.
Leo Tolstoy and Wendell Berry — Both their fiction and non-fiction is full of criticism of modern industrial life and ideas of progress.
California Dreaming — Berry has consistently criticized those seekers always ready to take off in search of better economic opportunities.
Walter Moss: “How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?” – Pope Francis