said a local “environmental educationrnspecialist.” This is an idea called “precvcling,”rnwhich I tliought meant dreamingrnal:)out going on a bike ride. Guessrnnot.rnIt really bugs me to have other peoplern”encourage” me. Nothing is stoppingrnthese people from never using anythingrnever again. Unfortunately, there isn’trnmuch stopping them from trying to stoprnme from using things either, which isrntheir real goal. And that does not “encourage”rnme one little bit.rnAnother goal is deep indoctrination,rnwhich can onlv be achieved in cults orrnpublic schools, both of which are in-rnMrn( )rnVrnIrnNrnGrnn U BrnLET usrnKNOWrnBEFORErnYOUrnGO!rn******rnTo assure uninterrupted deliveryrnof CHRONICLES please notifyrnus in advance. Send change ofrnaddress on this form with thernmailing label from your latestrnissue of CHRONICLES to:rnSubscription DepartmentrnCHRONICLESrnP.O. Box 800rnMount Morris, Illinoisrn61054rnNAMErn. . .rncreasingly indistinguishable from one another,rn”in 1970,” states Mr. Earth Day,rnGavlord Nelson, “no environmental educationrnwas going on in the gradernschools and high schools in America.rnNow, it is taught fn)m kindergardenrnthrough higli school across the country.rnNow there are literally thousands ofrnschools with environmental teachingrngoing on.” Of course, the fact that ourrnchildren are increasingly illiterate andrnmorally stupefied is of no relevance tornMr. Earth Day. By goddess, as long asrnthev can recycle and bu’ organic, whatrnelse realh matters?rnAs long as enough people feel “encouraged”rnby such social engineering,rnwe will continue down the broad path torndestruction. The destruction of freedomrnand intelligent public discourse.rnThe destruction of our children’s minds.rnThe destruction of our future. It will berna path littered with good intentions andrnold bagging lawn mowers.rn—M. Laurel Van MarenrnO B I T E R DICTA: Poet, novelist, andrnessayist Wendell Berrv and economist,rnphilosopher, and historian Murray N.rnRothbard arc the recipients of the 1994rnIngersoll Prizes. Berrv will reccie thern1 .S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing;rnRothbard, the Richard M. Weaver Awardrnfor Scholarly L,ettcrs. The awards, eachrnof which carries a cash prize of $20,000,rnrecognize writers of al^iding importancernwhose works affirm the fundamentalrnprinciples of Western civilization.rnWendell E. Berrv was born in HenryrnCountw Kentucky, in 1934. He wasrneducated at the Uniersit of Kentucky.rnHis writings include: the novels NathanrnCoulter (l%2),APlacc on Earth (1967),rnThe Memory of Old ]aek (1974), andrnWatch With Me (1994); the volume ofrnshort stories ‘Ike Wild Birds (1986); thern’olumcs of poetry ihe Broken Groundrn(1964), Farmmg:’A Handbook (1970),rn’ihe Country of Marriage (1973), CollectedrnPoems (1983), Sabbaths (1987),rnand Entries (1994); and the essay collectionsrnThe Long-Legged Horse (1969),rn’ihe Unforeseen Wilderness (1971), ‘ihernUnsettling of America (1977), Home Economicsrn(1987), and Sex, Economy, Freedom,rnand Community (1993). A defenderrnof rural life in an age of urbanization,rnBerrv is among the greatest of agrarianrnwriters who prefer to do their prophesyingrnin the wilderness. He continues tornmake his home in Kentucky.rnMurrav N. Rothbard was born in 1926rnin New York City, where he continues tornreside for part of the year. He receivedrnthe A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees inrneconomics from Columbia Universityrnand studied for more than ten years underrnLudwig von Mises at New York Uni-rnN’crsity. A passionate defender of freedom,rnRothbard is currently S.J. HallrnDistinguished Professor of Economicsrnat the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,rnand N’ice president for academic affairs atrnthe Ludwig ‘oir Mises Institute for AustrianrnEconomics at Auburn Universityrnand in Burlingame, California. He isrnthe editor of both the annual Review ofrnAustrian Economics and the semiannualrnjournal of Libertarian Studies and hasrnvastly expanded the scholarship on Austrianrneconomics, histor, philosophy,rnethics, and political theory with suchrnbooks as: ‘ihe Panic of IS 19: Reactionsrnand Policies (1962), Man, Fxonomy, andrnState: A ‘ireatise on Ecommiic Principlesrn(two volumes, 1962 and 1994), The Essentialrn’Von Mises (1973), Foundations ofrnModern Austrian Economics (coauthoredrnwith E. Dolan, 1976), and Ludwig vonrnMises: Scholar, Creator, Hero (1988).rnErom the ver beginning, Rothbard hasrnbeen an indefatigable gadfly in his effortsrnto arouse the American people torndefend their political and economicrnliberties.rnThe Ingersoll Foundation is the philanthropicrndiision of Ingersoll MillingrnMachine Company of Roekford, Illinois.rnThe Roekford Institute administers thernprizes. Past recipients of the T.S. EliotrnAward are Fred Chappell (1993), MurielrnSpark (1992), Mario Vargas Llosa (1991),rnCharics Causlev (1990), George Garrettrn(1989), Walker Percy (1988), OctaviornPaz (1987), V.S. Naipaul (1986), Eugenernlonesco (1985), Anthonv Powellrn(1984), and Jorge Luis Borges (1983).rnEugene Genovese (1993), Writer Burkertrn(1992), John Lukacs (1991), ForrestrnMcDonald (1990), Edward O. Wilsonrn(1989), Edward Shils (1988), JosefrnPieper (1987), Andrew Lytic (1986),rnRobert Nisbet (1985), Russell Kirkrn(1984), and James Burnham (1983) arernthe previous recipients of the RichardrnM. Weaver Award.rnThe following stores in the Seattlernarea sell Chronicles: University BookrnStore, 990 102nd Avenue N.E. in Bellevue;rnBarnes &” Noble Superstore, 15600rnN.E. 8th Street in Believue; and AlfirnNews, 1717 North 45th Street in Seattle.rn10/CHRONICLESrnrnrn