“I am, I believe, a ‘non-violent’ fighter. But I am a fighter. And I see with considerable sorrow that I am not going to get done fighting and live at peace in anything like the simple way I once thought I would. So how to keep from becoming evil?
“Maybe the answer is to fight always for what you particularly love, not for abstractions and not against anything: don’t fight against even the devil, and don’t fight ‘to save the world.'”
–Wendell Berry, in a letter to Gary Snyder (4/22/78)