What I Tell My Students…
by Evaggelos Vallianatos
I have taught sporadically at several universities. My latest teaching is at Pitzer College that prides itself for its liberal and environmental values.
I focus on the politics of agriculture, shedding light on an invisible giant making America on its image.
This is not the agriculture of Thomas Jefferson with the small family farmer all over the country. Rather this is the agriculture of big business. This is the agriculture that has sent rural America to oblivion, industrializing the countryside and, along with it, farming and food. And, yet, it remains out there, unspoken, beyond the daily discourse. (more…)