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This Land Is Our Land by Ken Ilgunas

This Land Is Our Land

This Land Is Our Land by Ken Ilgunas
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Apr 10, 2018 | 304 Pages
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“There’s nothing much uglier than a ‘No Trespassing’ sign—and in much of the world you don’t see them, because people have the right to ramble across the land. In this unique and powerful volume, Ken Ilgunas explains why Americans are fenced in, and how we could change that sad state of affairs!” —Bill McKibben, author Radio Free Vermont

“Ken Ilgunas’ argument goes against the grain of this fearful time. As physical freedom for children and adults constricts, as the radius of freedom around our homes diminishes to the front stoop, our other freedoms diminish, too. So does our sense of community and our democracy, which require us to go outside, wander through our neighborhoods and beyond, into the woods and fields, and know the people and the nature of things around us. Tragically, as we withdraw indoors out of fear of strangers, our abandonment of our neighborhoods and natural areas makes them less safe. Following the example of enlightened laws in other countries, America needs new legislation guaranteeing the right to roam—which is the right to know and find meaning in what lies beyond.” —Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

“A brilliant and timely book! The right to walk America—the right to roam—won’t solve every problem but it will make us healthier, more fit, more civil, more sociable, more aware, smarter, more connected and alive. Woody Guthrie had it right this is our land, so let’s reaffirm our right and get moving.” —David W. Orr, author of Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward

“How wonderfully refreshing to have a skilled writer like Ken Ilgunas shake us from our daily distractions and invite us to look to the horizon, to the beautiful lands around us and to a future in which we enjoy them more fully. With Ilgunas leading us along an idea that first sounds radical if not misguided becomes, step by step, more workable and appealing. Who knows, he just might be right: we can both respect private property and vastly expand access to the lands we all call home.” —Eric Freyfogle, author of On Private Property and Our Oldest Task

“This Land Is Our Land is a gift—a vision of how Americans can establish a new relationship with their land and with each other.  Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, Ilgunas’ book raises profound questions about exclusion in the American landscape and points the way to a more inclusive future.” —John Lovett, Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University

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