National Parks: Antidote to Propaganda, ‘Government is the Enemy’ by Robert S. Becker

By Robert S. Becker
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.beyondchron.org
rbecker@cal.net
Oct. 6, 2009

Not once in Ken Burns’ masterful documentary on America’s National Parks does he overplay his most abiding lesson: good government is the heroic engine by which we save special places, ourselves, our nation, and our planet. Methodical and meditative, Burns dramatizes monumental themes by telling stories that start small, one visionary or scattered cluster who find the human and the sacred in the natural – redefining significance for all in the process. Continue reading