Thursday, December 14, 2017


CreditSusan Walsh/Associated Press


The past half century has witnessed a retrogression of humanity, a chilling atrophy of culture, a frightening decrease in civility, decency, sense of justice, loyalty and faith and of the most elementary trustworthiness. Two world wars, breeding brutality and rapacity, have catastrophically lowered the intellectual and moral level (the two are inseparable) and left behind a state of disorder which is a poor safeguard against the plunge into a third world war which would end everything."

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Mr. McKibben teaches at Middlebury College 
but not one Vermont author is included in
these 1047 pages — 
no Frost no Hoagland no Carruth
no Budbill no Kinnell
the Green Mountain State