Wise Poets – Wendell Berry – A Questionnaire

Wendell Berry (August 05, 1934 -)

1 How much poison are you willing
2 to eat for the success of the free
3 market and global trade? Please
4 name your preferred poisons.
5 For the sake of goodness, how much
6 evil are you willing to do?
7 Fill in the following blanks
8 with the names of your favorite
9 evils and acts of hatred.
10 What sacrifices are you prepared
11 to make for culture and civilization?
12 Please list the monuments, shrines,
13 and works of art you would
14 most willingly destroy.
15 In the name of patriotism and
16 the flag, how much of our beloved
17 land are you willing to desecrate?
18 List in the following spaces
19 the mountains, rivers, towns, farms
20 you could most readily do without.
21 State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
22 the energy sources, the kinds of security,
23 for which you would kill a child.
24 Name, please, the children whom
25 you would be willing to kill.