Simpler, saner, quieter, more human and humane

Sooner or later, we Americans are going to have to grow beyond the Greed & Gluttony Lifestyle into something a little simpler, saner, quieter, more human and humane. The only question is, Shall we do it voluntarily, rationally, in a way that is fair for all, or shall we continue to drift toward ecological disaster, violence and civil strife, and either nuclear war or technological tyranny as the ultimate solution?

—Edward Abbey. "Letter to Mr. Williams, Utah Holiday Magazine, 26 Nov 1977." Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast.

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