By D. Liam O'Huallachain, John Sharpe, Allan C. Carlson PhD
This compilation of significant distributist authors grants helpful perception into the take place difficulties of society. even though lots of the contributions have been written greater than 50 years in the past, the questions raised by way of the writers have remained mostly unanswered, and essays relating to issues like schooling, paintings, and freedom have misplaced little relevance within the resulting decades. Featured authors contain Eric Gill, Harold J. Massingham, and Dorothy Sayers.
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I cannot believe that the Golden Age is a mere myth of superstitious ancients, or the Utopian figment of self-deceived idealists. I believe it to be a race memory, well-nigh universal of times when peoples in differing places had achieved a way of living in partnership and harmony with Nature. They possessed the secret, almost perfect, of adaptation to their environment, so that health, gentleness, beauty and strength were the rule and not the exception. That is the adaptation expressed in the Book of Job “when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy” – man conscious of his relationship to God and his unity with creation.
Science might alleviate, but could not cure these fundamental effects. The soil constitutes our environment in the truest sense; it courses through our blood, moulds our muscle and builds our bones. It even influences our thought and characterizes our actions. I believe that we should have the humility to acknowledge that character of the soil, rather than our own convenient predilections, should determine the nature of our customs and institutions. Therefore, it should determine even the size of the population which it carries.
But it is by no means certain that they will want it piped from a dozen miles away, and perhaps not piped at all. Wells are congenial to the rural condition. All we have forgotten is that they need, not only sinking, but cleaning. Here is another rural craft which flourished once and has gone with the rural decay. Nor do I 56 12/16 Distributist Perspectives ii think it certain that a free village would choose to be lighted by an electric supply whose pylons affront the day. They might even decide that Hollywood and Elstree20 films have no appeal for them.
Distributist Perspectives: Volume II: Essays on the Economics of Justice and Charity (Distributist Perspectives series) by D. Liam O'Huallachain, John Sharpe, Allan C. Carlson PhD