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  • Written by: Wendell Berry
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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The Unsettling of America

Written by: Wendell Berry
Narrated by: Nick Offerman
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Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation are more estranged from the land - from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it.

Sadly, his arguments and observations are more relevant than ever. Although “this book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong,” Berry writes, there are people working “to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth.” Wendell Berry is one of those people, writing and working, as ever, with passion, eloquence, and conviction.

©1977 Wendell Berry (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Important

I feel as though I'm a fish and someone has just explained water to me.

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Be concerned.

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Knowing there is a problem is important. Knowing how we got to this point gives us context. Read this book to understand both.

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Timeless

Wrote a few decades ago yet you think it was written yesterday. Berry paints a picture of where our earth is headed with current agricultural practices and political policies.

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