Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wendell Berry on Tobacco

"[Tobacco] is, to some extent, a red herring. In calling attention to the dangers of one kind of addiction, the tobacco controversy distracts from the much greater danger that we are an addictive society- that our people are rushing from one expensive and dangerous fix to another, from drugs to war to useless merchandise to various commercial thrills, and that our corporate pushers are addicted to our addictions."

-Wendell Berry, Sex, Economics, Freedom & Community (p.58)

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