Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The "other" History

In working with sustainable fashion I have learned to recognize the importance of that which is under the surface of products, ideas and value systems. In a world connected and interrelated by trade and human stories, by ecosystems and environmental damage, it is good to get under the problems by understanding what and how a "mess" was made.

The book "The Peoples History of the United States" is a primer for anyone who has ever wondered why things don't really add up and who or what is benefiting when nothing appears to make sense. The "infinite growth in a finite world" is just one of those bogglers. Reading this book showed me why there is such a hollow in the heart of America when so many wonderful people call it home..

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