Monday, January 9, 2017

Standing for Soil

“A radical movement capable of offering a democratic alternative to corporate capitalism will have to draw on traditions that have been dismissed or despised by twentieth-century progressives and only recently resurrected both by scholars and by environmentalists, community organizers, and other activists.  It will have to stand for the nurture of the soil against the exploitation of natural resources, the family against the factory, the romantic vision of the individual against the technological vision, localism over democratic centralism.  Such radicalism would deserve the allegiance of all true democrats. “

Christopher Lasch

“Democracy and the ‘Crisis of Confidence’”

DEMOCRACY JOURNAL, Volume 1, January 1981

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