“I despise this foul industrial epoch”

Having just spent a few blissful days in the heart of the countryside, I came across this short quote from the anarchist writer Herbert Read – certainly a kindred spirit.

“In spite of my intellectual pretensions, I am by birth and tradition a peasant. I remain essentially a peasant. I despise this foul industrial epoch – not only the plutocracy which it has raised to power, but also the industrial proletariat which it has drained from the land and proliferated in hovels of indifferent brick.”

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Paul Cudenec is the author of 'The Anarchist Revelation'; 'Antibodies, Anarchangels & Other Essays'; 'The Stifled Soul of Humankind'; 'Forms of Freedom'; 'The Fakir of Florence'; 'Nature, Essence & Anarchy'; 'The Green One', 'No Such Place as Asha' and 'Enemies of the Modern World'. His work has been described as "mind-expanding and well-written" by Permaculture magazine.

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