Thursday, August 02, 2007

In Distrust of Movements

People in movements too readily learn to deny to others the rights and privileges they demand for themselves. They too easily become unable to mean their own language, as when a "peace movement" becomes violent. They often become too specialized, as if finally they cannot help taking refuge in the pinhole vision of the institutional intellectuals. They almost always fail to be radical enough, dealing finally in effects rather than causes. Or they deal with single issues or single solutions, as if to assure themselves that they will not be radical enough.
Wendel Berry

Melissa said very much the same thing last night. Thing is she's never read Wendel Berry. Was sure that I had blogged the article, but I guess not. Fixed.

- Peace

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