Great, thoughtful and informative reply, Ben!
stephanie jo kent

OK — I went there! Not altogether surprised about Salatin. I’m assuming the issue here isn’t about the search for ideological purity, but more about the range of what is and is not “acceptable conversation.” So we can love Joel for figuring out how to get his pigs to aerate his cow manure piles by lacing them with corn kernels that ferment over the course of the winter, while eschewing his fundamentalist Christian Libertarianism. But we shouldn’t ignore the latter or vilify someone who has the nerve to point out that this is part of who he is. Yes?