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Wendell Berry
Born August 5, 1934 (1934-08-05) (age 89)
Henry County, Kentucky, USA
Residence Kentucky, USA
Occupation Farmer, Writer, Academic
Known for Many decades of Peace/Environmental Activism
Influenced by Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Thomas Merton
Influenced Wes Jackson, Bill McKibben, Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan
Quotes-66.gifWe seek to preserve peace by fighting a war, or to advance freedom by subsidizing dictatorships, or to ‘win the hearts and minds of the people' by poisoning their crops and burning their villages and confining them in concentration camps; we seek to uphold the ‘truth' of our cause with lies, or to answer conscientious dissent with threats and slurs and intimidations. . . . I have come to the realization that I can no longer imagine a war that I would believe to be either useful or necessary. I would be against any warQuotes-99.gif

— Wendell Berry, 1968-02-10

Born into kentucky farming families on both sides, Wendell Berry studied literature at university and lived in Europe before returning to USA where farmed, lectured and engaged in civil disobedience to protest the actions of US government.

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