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
Are We Better Off — We need to ask ourselves whether on a global scale at the end of the twentieth century people were better off than at the beginning of it.
Walter Moss: In his 1968 anti-Vietnam-War speech Berry mentioned the claim that we are a Christian and a democratic country, but that he found “nothing in the Gospels or in the Declaration of Independence or in the Constitution to justify . . . our slaughter of women and children.”
Walter Moss: To Berry, peace implies a whole way of life including reverence for our environment and harmony in our communities and with the rest of the world.
Walter Moss: What unites us, as it did the early Progressives, is resistance to–in Muir’s memorable phrase–“trying to make everything dollarable.”