In this interview for BBC Front Row, American writer and farmer Wendell Berry talks about a traditional rural way of life that has almost disappeared from the world. Remembering his childhood community as one which was ‘intact and complete’ and centred around traditional farming work done by hand, he says the industrialisation of the countryside came to it’s detriment, with land no longer cared for in the same way.

But, he says, “As long as there’s goodness among humans to be found and known about and cherished. As long as there’s beauty in the world, there’s a lot to be grateful for, I don’t care how bad it is politically.”

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