"Home, Home on the (Radioactive) Range"
Shortly after my book Hope's Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land was published, Tom Englehardt published this essay, "Home, Home on the (Radioactive) Range," at his web site, Tomdispatch.com. Tom is a friend and mentor, a well-respected editor, and a incisive commentator on all things political. I met Tom through Jonathan Cobb of Island Press who edited Hope's Horizon. In fact, Tom is largely responsible for coming up with the title that went through many changes. Tom and Jonathan are close friends.
The essay can be read as a kind of update on struggles and campaigns to keep Utah from becoming a radioactive waste dump that I described in Hope's Horizon and in my earlier book Canaries on the Rim. I think this essay was my first foray into the World Wide Web.
The essay was republished at many web sites, including Common Dreams. The link to that iteration of the essay is at http://www.commondreams.org/scriptfiles/views03/1215-07.htm