The Need to Be Whole: Patriotism and the History of Prejudice
Shoemaker & Company, 2022. First edition. Paperback. 513pp. Octavo [23cm]. Illustrated wraps. New. Item #63477
Wendell Berry demands "a careful exploration of this hard, shared truth: The wealth of the mighty few governing this nation has been built on the unpaid labor of others."
He writes, "To deal with so great a problem, the best idea may not be to go ahead in our present state of unhealth to more disease and more product development. It may be that our proper first resort should be to history: to see if the truth we need to pursue might be behind us where we have ceased to look."
If there is hope for us, this is it: that we honestly face our past and move into a future guided by the natural laws of affection.