What Are People For?

03 Sep 2010

In this collection of essays, American writer, cultural critic and farmer Wendell Berry discusses how, in essence, feeding people is easy. We can feed ourselves forever – without cruelty to livestock and without wrecking the rest of the world. If we do the job properly, we will create human societies that are truly agreeable, co-operative and at peace in which all manner of people with all kinds of beliefs and aspirations can be personally fulfilled. Feeding People is Easy homes in, from the outset, on the positives. It shows what each one of us can do to help put things right. It is clear that we cannot leave our affairs to the powers-that-be. And this means that we have to re-invent democracy, or rather to make it work almost for the first time in the history of civilisation.

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