From Wendell Berry’s “Health is Membership”:
I believe that health is wholeness . . .
I am not “against technology” so much as I am for community. When the choice is between the health of a community and technological innovation, I choose the health of the community. I would unhesitatingly destroy a machine before I would allow the machine to destroy my community.
I believe that the community– in the fullest sense: a place and all its creatures– is the smallest unit of health and that to speak of the health of an isolated individual is a contradiction in terms.
The final essay in Berry’s Another Turn of the Crank collection.