Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Case for Working With Your Hands

If anyone is struggling with the question of what to get me for Memorial Day (what? no one told you that we swap presents for Memorial Day now?), look no further than Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, an excerpt of which was adapted recently into an extended essay in the New York Times. While the article is, admittedly, on the long side, it is also the most eloquent, insightful defense of manual labor I have ever read. If you've enjoyed anything on this blog, you'll like this essay better, I promise.

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