James McWilliams

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November 28, 1969



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He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown University in 1991, his Ed.M. from Harvard University in 1994, his M.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, and his Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He won the Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History awarded by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts for 2000, and won the Hiett Prize in the Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in 2009. He has been a fellow in the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. He

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Warming Up for Summer Reading: May Books

Okay, fine, it’s late December, but what follows is a brief overview of my May 2020 reading.  I’m sure I’m not alone in finding comfort in literature during the pandemic. And while I did not choose books with any sort of overt connection to the current global crisis, it was amazing how differently I read from the perspective of the moment. It’s a good reminder of why we should always reread the bo

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“...no matter how rhapsodic one waxes about the process of wresting edible plants and tamed animals from the sprawling vagaries of nature, there's a timeless, unwavering truth espoused by those who worked the land for ages: no matter how responsible agriculture is, it is essentially about achieving the lesser of evils. To work the land is to change the land, to shape it to benefit one species over another, and thus necessarily to tame what is wild. Our task should be to deliver our blows gently.”
James E. McWilliams

“However close you can be to a vegan diet and further from the mean American diet, the better you are for the planet." quoted by Gidon Eshel (Bard College geographer)”
James E. McWilliams, Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly

“We instinctively feel an overwhelming desire to take sides: organic or conventional, fair or free trade, "pure" or genetically engineered food, wild or farm-raised fish. Like most things in life, though, the sensible answer lies somewhere between the extremes, somewhere in that dull but respectable placed called the pragmatic center. To be a centrist when it comes to food is, unfortunately, to be a radical.”
James McWilliams, Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
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