By Victor Davis Hanson
Hanson's reconstruction of old Greek farm existence, trained via the hands-on wisdom of the topic (he is a fifth-generation California vine and fruit-grower), is clean, entire, and completely soaking up. yet his precise chronicle of the increase and tragic fall of the Greek city-state additionally is helping us to know the consequences of what could be the unmarried most important development in American lifestyles this present day - specifically, the upcoming extinction of the relations farm.
on account that Thomas Jefferson Hanson issues out, American democracy has been notwithstanding to rely on the virtues that experience routinely been bred at the farm: self-reliance, honesty, skepticism, a fit suspicion of city sophistication, and a stern ethic of responsibility, which, because the Greeks educate us, have regularly been the middle values of democratic citizenship. Hanson rightly fears the implications for American democracy while the kinfolk farm disappears, taking with it our final hyperlinks to the agrarian roots of Western civilization.
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