A city man is at home anywhere, for all big cities are much alike. But a country man has a place where he belongs, where he always returns, and where, when the time comes, he is willing to die.
~ Cactus Ed
In 1983, Cactus Ed [Abbey] sat down for a rare, intimate interview with his longtime friend and hiking compadre Jack Loeffler. The rambling, revealing conversation will put a lump in the throat of Ed’s die hard admirers, touching on many topics that have even more import today. Of particular note is a moment of prescient repartee in which the two discuss how certain acts of sabotage on behalf of Nature could be construed as “terrorism” —recall that the discussion happened in 1983, decades before the U.S. government decided to legally classify such acts of sabotage as terrorism.
The entire 60 minute interview is available for download [free] at Jack Loeffler’s website [click here].