A Few Words on Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

I can’t decide whether Ecotopia is more like a glimpse into the future or an opiate for the masses. The book delves into the history and sociology of a utopian country that — North Korea style — has walled itself off from the west of the world, utilizing the resulting independence from the global economyContinue reading “A Few Words on Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach”

Pretending to, knowing better

The most personally and theologically formative literary experience in my life was reading William Faulkner’s The Bear (a novella that is also part of the longer novel Go Down Moses). The protagonist grows up in post-slavery, pre-industrialization Mississippi wilderness, “…the wilderness, the big woods, bigger and older than any recorded document – of white manContinue reading “Pretending to, knowing better”