It was refreshing to read Derrick Jensen’s interview with Satish Kumar in The Sun [“Foot Soldier,” August 1999]. Kumar embodies the idea that providing a small light in a dark room serves us all better than discussing (or lamenting) the darkness.
I might easily have found this interview in one of the yoga magazines I subscribe to, but it would have been squeezed in among a nauseating number of advertisements. I’ve reflected — idealistically, perhaps — about the effect of an ad-free day across the country. What might it be like to have a commercial-free twenty-four hours in all media — newspapers, magazines, TV, radio? Just one refreshing day.