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.