Sunday, April 14, 2024

Thought for the Day

When we see the smoke and flames on the horizon
are we seeing not just a fire but a reflection
of our own voracious appetites and desire
to consume until we're finally extinguished?
~ Jeffrey T. Manuel on John Vaillant's 'Fire Weather'

Quoted from Jeffrey T. Manuel, "Our Neighbo(u)rs to the North, Aflame: On John Vaillant's 'Fire Weather'," in Cleveland Review of Books, March 12, 2024

John Vaillant, American-Canadian Nonfiction Writer, Journalist, and Novelist
Jeffrey T. Manuel, Historian on Energy, Technology, and the Environment; Professor of History, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Writer and Author

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