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Let me be blunt: Agrarianism is an ideological mindset guaranteed to further poverty and backwardness.
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The origin of the word Agrarianism, as an obnoxious political term, is somewhat curious.
Of that feeling which is known as Agrarianism we believe there is far less in the United States now than there was at the time when Mr. Hamilton was here, and for a few years after that time.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, under the heading "Agrarianism," refers to not only the "uniform teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church on the lawfulness of private ownership of income-yielding property, whether it be named 'land' or 'capital,'" but also to the fact that Leo XIII "urged the diffusion of property as the mean between Socialism and Individualism, and that where possible each citizen should dwell secure in a homestead which, however humble, was his own."
Amos Gilbert selected the quotation from an essay entitled "Agrarianism" that was originally written by Skidmore and published as part of: New York Association for the Gratuitous Distribution of Discussions on Political Economy, Political Essays (New York: n.p.,
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Called the People's Party or the Populists, the group's defining characteristics were outlined by historian Richard Hofstadter in "Populism: Nostalgic Agrarianism."
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Instead, Agrarianism represents something quite different: the sustained attempt to live faithfully and responsibly in a world of biological and social limits and possibilities ...
Agrarianism builds on the acknowledgment that we are biological and social beings that live through healthy habitats and communities.
You don't have to share my theological and cultural predilection for classical Anglicanism to appreciate the attraction of Wirzba's Agrarianism.
In his essay "Agrarianism after Modernity", philosopher Norman Wirzba denies that Agrarianism is a "Luddite-inspired throwback to some pastoral acardia".
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