Ralph Waldo Emerson on slaughter houses

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed In the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”


4 responses to “Ralph Waldo Emerson on slaughter houses

  1. Or take Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”.

    • Must confess have’nt read much of Upton Sinclair. Browsing around found this quote:
      “I aimed at the public’s heart and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”
      The apparent humor probably conceals his anguish.

    • Just came across this reference in Wikipedia, thought you might find it interesting.
      Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry. First serialized by Rolling Stone[1] in 1999, the book has drawn comparisons to Upton Sinclair’s classic muckraking novel The Jungle.[2]”

  2. I haven’t read any of Sinclair except The Jungle just last month. Really gruesome stuff in parts.

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