Politics+Society

Books

What Matters? by Wendell Berry

When I first read Wendell Berry's 1985 essay "What Are People For?" 12 years ago, I was in college preparing to do exactly what Berry says that colleges prepare people to do—move to someplace that is not home and serve the economy. I read with academic disinterest his lament for the fate of the many "country people" who moved to cities and became unemployed.

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Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land, by Joseph E. Lowery

Joseph Lowery is a survivor of the civil rights movement, a compelling Meth­odist preacher and a fearless advocate for the underdog.