The most alarming sign of the state of our society now is that our leaders have the courage to sacrifice the lives of young people in war, but have not the courage to tell us that we must be less greedy and less wasteful.

Wendell Berry (b. 1934) American farmer, educator, poet, conservationist
“Peaceableness Toward Enemies,” Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community (1993)

Added on 7-Mar-12 | Last updated 7-Mar-12
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