Fall 1998

Radical Right ‘Bust’ Feared From Poverty

By Will Campbell
I’m deeply troubled in America that the chasm between those who have wealth and those who don’t is getting wider and wider. There are more people who are the have-nots than the haves. As some kind of a kooky radical Christian it troubles me. As someone who lives in what we like to call a democracy it bothers me, too. Because I fear down the road, not in my lifetime, maybe not in my children’s lifetime, but in my grandchildren’s lifetime...that can’t last, you know. That’s gonna bust. And I fear that the bust will come from what is now called the radical right.

Will Campbell, writer, preacher, social activist, farmer, at a Nieman Fellows seminar, May 5, 1998.

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