Saturday, December 27, 2008

Garden City: Looking for a better city

"After the flood, Noah planted a vineyard. That is, he doesn’t do what Cain did, immediately establishing a city. He starts over again with a garden. Abram does the same: After Babel collapses, he doesn’t immediately found a city, but moves from place to place, worshiping in garden-groves. This might provide a way of making room for a form of strategic agrarianism. After an urban civilization collapses, a return to the garden is the beginning of a new cycle of garden-to-city..."

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