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Author QuotedRachel Carson
Title QuotedSilent spring / by Rachel Carson ; drawings by Lois and Louis Darling
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/01/12
ImprintBoston [etc.] : Houghton Mifflin [etc.]. 1962
QuotationI am just reading Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Have you read it? You must. It is very enlightening, because it shows that the disease is everywhere. The same type of absurd logic that drives us to nuclear adventures is driving us to spray thousands of acres with something that does not effectively eliminate the insect we are getting at, but does eliminate the birds that would otherwise eat the insect we don't like. It is very instructive, and the book hits hard chapter after chapter. Very important to get this idea around, it is not peripheral at all.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 213-14
Letter toW. [Ping] H. Perry
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