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Following The Way of Ignorance by Dr. Julien Smith

Praise ignorance, for what manhas not encountered he has not destroyed.—from “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front,” in The Country of Marriage by Wendell Berry These lines are taken from one of my favorite poems by the poet, novelist and essayist Wendell Berry. As its title suggests, the poem is a manifesto proclaimed by a farmer whose “madness” consists in his refusal to…