The River

Thursday, March 30, 2006

More great writers

Curtis White is always worthwhile. I recommend his essay in the latest Harper's magazine: "The Spirit of Disobedience, An invitation to resistance." It's not online yet, so you'll have to buy it, sit in a bookstore or library and read it, or find your subscription copy, if you're interested.

White covers Christianity versus spirtualism, imagination and romanticism versus Enlightenment Reason, and Capitalism and the Free Market above all else. The play of ideas, the cultural blindspots.

It dovetails nicely with another work I've just started, "The Culture of Make Believe" by Derrick Jensen. Love this writer. From his website:

"We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means--all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity."

So began my first book, Listening to the Land . Why do we act as we do? What are sane and effective responses to outrageously destructive behavior? What will it take for us to stop the horrors that characterize our way of being? My work and life revolve around these questions. Read on to explore with me.

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