There are moments in a nation's -- and a planet's -- history when it may be necessary for some to break the law in order to bear witness to an evil, bring it to wider attention, and push for its correction. We think such a time has arrived, and we are writing to say that we hope some of you will join us in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 2, in order to take part in a civil act of civil disobedience outside a coal-fired power plant near Capitol Hill. We will be there to make several points: Coal-fired power …
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Wendell Berry farms in Port Royal, Ky., with his family. He is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, essays, and poetry, including Citizenship Papers, The Unsettling of America, Another Turn of the Crank, That Distant Land, and A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems 1979-1997. His latest novel, Hannah Coulter, is published by Shoemaker & Hoard.