"The true remedy for mistakes is to keep from making them. It is not in the piecemeal technological solutions that our society now offers, but in a change of cultural (and economic) values that will encourage in the whole population the necessary respect, restraints, and care. Even more important, it is in the possibility of settled families and local communities, in which the knowledge of proper means and methods, proper moderations and restraints, can be handed down, and so accumulate in place and stay alive; the experience of one generation is not adequate to inform and control its actions. Such possibilities are not now in sight in this country."--Wendell Berry, in Recollected Essays
I knew Wendell Berry for his agrarian environmentalism and concerns about technology. When I came across this last night I began to wonder about his views on life. Turns out he's been part of the Seamless Garment coalition whose own webpage seems to not be functioning.