class not dismissed

The new Harper’s (June 2007) contains a stunning and powerful “Notebook” essay titled “Climate, Class, and Claptrap,” by Garret Keizer — a minister, if I recall correctly. Keizer writes as well as Wendell Berry, but with a kind of righteous anger that the more ponderous Berry tamps down. This essay is about the contradictions inherent in the environmental community’s fast embrace of “green capitalism” and wondertoys.