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Reading: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Mulling over whether the depletionists are right that the exhaustion of our store of fossil fuels will end Life As We Know It and that we are destined to wind up fighting over rainwater and wild berries got me to thinking about Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe's tale, actually titled Life and strange and surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, is the story of a man stranded on a desert island -- only for 28 years, while our problems loom into forever, but still, Crusoe's creation of a kingdom for himself based on salvage and taming animals, gathering fruit, growing crops and hunting is a source of hope and inspiration. And a truly great read nearly 300 years after it was written.
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