Best of TomDispatch: Ernest Callenbach, Last Words to an America in Decline
Aug 25, 2013
Just days later, his long-time literary agent Richard Kahlenberg wrote me that Chick (Ernest Callenbach)had left a final document on his computer, something he had been preparing in the months before he knew he would die, and asked if TomDispatch would run it.
Indeed, we would. It’s not often that you hear words almost literally from beyond the grave — and eloquent ones at that, calling on all Ecotopians, converted or prospective, to consider the dark times ahead. Losing Chick’s voice and his presence is saddening.
His words remain, however, as do his books, as does the possibility of some version of the better world he once imagined for us all.