diagnosed part of the problem when he notes, “Our farmsnare endangered because — like the interstate highways ornmodern hospitals or modern universities — they cannot beninexpensively used. To be usable at all they require greatnexpense.”nWe need to make an effort to arrive at a principled,narticulate stewardship that will help us stop thenmarauding and the devastation, and cut out some of thisn”devil take the hindmost” greed for what’s left of the waternin the Arkansas River, or the other western rivers that nownseem to be regarded only as waters for cities. Colorado andnKansas are having at it in a Supreme Court case, which is tondecide who is the greedy one, vice being now what thenCourt says it is. Meanwhile, Denver, Colorado Springs,nPhoenix, and Los Angeles are busy buying up the waternrights (might makes rights, right?) and having it brought tonthem by what is called “transmountain water diversion.”nGiven the madness in the cities where the young gangstersnand drug lords (“lords of the flies?”) seem to be winning,ntaking the water seems a lot like feral progeny devouring thenmother at long distance. Soon I expect we can look forwardnto a featurette called “transmountain prisoner diversion”nwhere they go to Wyoming. (You remember the news itemnabout certain sheriffs in Wyoming wanting to close their jailsnbecause they didn’t have anybody to put in them? Theynshouldn’t have let this get out.) We’ve already gotntransmountain nuclear waste diversion in the West. In thenface of this, we have Hegel saying that “only the modernncity offers the mind a field in which it can become aware ofnitself” I’m not kidding.nThe Arkansas River Valley, which has the ingredients of anTake a Fascinating JourneynInto tlie Heart of America’snReligious SpiritnYou are invited to take a look at America’s most influential journal devotednto the vital relationship between religion and public affairs.nHere’s your opportunity to join the exceptional men and women who arenparticipating in one of the most critical debates raging in America … thendebate over the role of religion in today’s society and our public life. Like nonother reading experience you’ve ever encountered, THIS WORLD: A JournalnOf Religion and Public Life is an intriguing, revealing journey into the heartnof America’s religious spirit!nBut don’t just take our word for it. 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Apocalyptic anticipations drivenmany, as never before, to reexamine their relationship tonnature and to each other. But nobody ever said it was goingnto be easy.nFarming the grasslands will have to be rethought as an art,nrather than as running a factory. Remember when being anphysician was practicing an art, the art of bringing aboutnhealth? Farming must in the long run bring forth healthnthrough nurturing healthy creatures from a healthy land.nThe potential farmer will have to listen to what the land isnsaying, rather than telling the land what he wants to hear.nHe might consider the land in the way that Michelangelonconsidered what figure might be brought forth from anparticular stone, rather than imposing, no matter what, annidea hatched purely in his head.nVincent Scully, writing about the Minoan dance, remarksnthat’ instead of celebrating subtle man who finally killed thenbull, the unreasoning power of nature, the dance “celebratednboth men and women together as accepting nature’s law,nadoring it, adding to their own power precisely as they seizednit close and adjusted their rhythms to its force.” This is anbetter story than the one the buffalo bull reminds us of, thenannihilation of the largest aggregation of wild animals in thenworld. 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