By Gary Holthaus, Charles F. Wilkinson, University Of Colorado
The results of impressive meetings held by way of the heart of the yankee West on the collage of Colorado, A Society to compare the surroundings is a various number of essays at the way forward for the yank West from a few of the region’s so much proficient writers, activists, politicians, legal professionals, poets, reporters, environmentalists, and historians. occasionally in contract, occasionally in rivalry, those considerate and inventive voices aid us to work out the West in all its complicated variety and remind us that this decade is one during which possibilities could be discovered for a brand new and higher Western adventure. individuals to this quantity comprise Wallace Stegner, William Kittredge, Bruce Babbitt, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Terry Tempest Williams, Charles F. Wilkinson, Edward Dorn, and Walter Echo-Hawk, between many others.
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Extra info for A Society to Match the Scenery: Personal Visions of the Future of the American West
The study of the American West is a fascinating field blessed with a rich history, a vigorous body of literature, and extraordinarily diverse human and natural resources. The working premises of the center include the ideas that events in the region are best understood as being a continuum of past, present, and future, and that understanding is best achieved by meshing objective data, the perspectives offered by the arts and sciences, and robust policy analysis and debate. The essays presented in this volume grew out of presentations made at two major symposia in which we attempted to apply the ideas just summarized.
But Kemmis's proposition does not quiet the fears of those who see a long-term association of "local decision making" with the practice of short-term extraction. The issue of resource limits and public policy dominates the symposia discussions, as it does public exchange throughout the West. Adrian Bustamante uses the controversy over the federal government's Waste Page 6 Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) in New Mexico as an example of the hard choices the West faces and the bitter social divisions forced on us by limits.
Second, farmers are the chosen people of God because they are closer to Page 25 nature than the rest of us. They have their hands in the soil, they cooperate with creation. They look up to the sky, to the realm of meteorology, with deep respect, they nurture frail animals and frail plants, their hands are dirty from the humility of agriculture. The class of farmers generally, I said to Mr. Madison, have never been corrupt in any society whatsoever. A farmer is more free, more independent, and more truly happy than any other citizen.
A Society to Match the Scenery: Personal Visions of the Future of the American West by Gary Holthaus, Charles F. Wilkinson, University Of Colorado