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Reevaluating Wendell Berry

It's satisfying whenever I hear that someone else agrees with me that Wendell Berry isn't merely an "elegist for a way of life that [will] likely never be reclaimed."

Here's Rick Saenz:

Later when I read Allan Carlson’s book The New Agrarian Mind I more or less agreed with his assessment of Berry as an elegist for a way of life that would likely never be reclaimed. Which led me to downgrade my opinion of Berry some, since by then I was persuaded that agrarianism could be reclaimed, at least in my little corner of the world. But now I think that assessment is unfair; I read Berry and not only find much to agree with but even concrete guidelines on how to proceed. . . .

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