The Need to Be Whole: Patriotism and the History of Prejudice Audiobook, by Wendell Berry Play Audiobook Sample

The Need to Be Whole: Patriotism and the History of Prejudice Audiobook

The Need to Be Whole: Patriotism and the History of Prejudice Audiobook, by Wendell Berry Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Nick Offerman Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 13.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781705086797

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

48

Longest Chapter Length:

57:39 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

31 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

24:53 minutes

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12

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Wendell Berry has never been afraid to speak up for the dispossessed. The Need to Be Whole continues the work he began in The Hidden Wound (1970) and The Unsettling of America (1977), demanding a careful exploration of this hard, shared truth: The wealth of the mighty few governing this nation has been built on the unpaid labor of others.

Without historical understanding of this practice of dispossession—the displacement of Native peoples, the destruction of both the land and land-based communities, ongoing racial division—we are doomed to continue industrialism’s assault on both the natural world and every sacred American ideal. Berry writes, “To deal with so great a problem, the best idea may not be to go ahead in our present state of unhealth to more disease and more product development. It may be that our proper first resort should be to history: to see if the truth we need to pursue might be behind us where we have ceased to look.” If there is hope for us, this is it: that we honestly face our past and move into a future guided by the natural laws of affection. This book furthers Mr. Berry’s part in what is surely our country’s most vital conversation.

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About Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1934, and lives and farms with his wife, Tanya Berry, close to the place of his birth. A poet, critic, storyteller, and activist, he has written more than fifty books. He is the recipient of The National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, and was named The Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is a winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman is an actor, humorist, woodworker, and narrator who has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration as well as numerous Earphones Awards. He has appeared in the television shows Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation, and Children’s Hospital, the movies Somebody Up There Likes Me, Kings of Summer, Infinity Baby, and Smashed, and the comedy tour Summer of 69: No Apostrophe.