Chest Beating and the Decline of Culture

unsettling of americaI was recently reading a review of a work about author Wendell Berry and it described him as being a man who is concerned about “living in good faith, in our places and with our neighbors.”–Ellen F. Davis

Ms. Davis is right, Berry is a gracious man who writes about faith, responsibility, and the wonder of God’s creation.

Berry is a cultured common-man, a man who is more concerned with how to make the world a better place. However, it is an unfortunate truth that society has degraded culture. To say that one is cultured is no longer an aspiration to refined, reflective taste but rather a vulgar display of self. Chest-beating is in vogue. Humility is not.

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