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  Scott Nearing -- Peace Activist and Practical Conservationist
Scott Nearing is best known for a book he wrote with his wife Helen, Living the Good Life: How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World, in l954.
Nearing asserted that the main purpose of the US military was "to guard the hundreds of millions of dollars...invested in 'undeveloped' countries." For such views and for speaking out against child labor, the university fired Nearing.
Scott Nearing opposed all forms of "tyranny, despotism, and irresponsive power" and proclaimed, "I believe in democracy." He was one of America's greatest 20th century peace activists and practical conservationists.
www.peaceworkmagazine.org /pwork/0202/020219.htm   (688 words)

 Scott Nearing on War
Scott Nearing is best known for a book he wrote with his wife Helen,"Living the Good Life: How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World," in 1954.
In "Freedom: Promise and Menace" (1961), Nearing writes that "in the present world crisis conservatives are using the ‘freedom’ slogan to win support for their reactionary policies." As politicians once again shout the "freedom" slogan, it is important not to be deceived.
Scott Nearing was one of America’s greatest 20th century peace activists and practical conservationists.
www.hopedance.org /archive/issue32/articles/bliss.htm   (483 words)

 Scott Nearing
Scott Nearing was born to a wealthy family in a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania in 1883.
Note that even while Nearing admitted he knew nothing about the dead man except that he was Mary and John's son, he presumed his old friends were solely to blame for their grown son's decision to join the military, and were therefore directly responsible for his death.
It is clear that Nearing felt that his former labor workers would not understand what he saw as the lethal consequences of their actions if he did not explicitly express his views directly to them in the strongest manner possible.
www.jeanhay.com /OTHER/SCOTT.HTM   (7110 words)

 Scott Nearing :: Chelsea Green Publishing
The autobiography of Scott Nearing, a homesteader who left life in the city with his wife to live the life of a homesteader in New England.
Helen and Scott Nearing, the legendary homesteaders of New England, share information, pictures, and tales of maple sugaring, a trade they used and needed as a source of income.
Scott Nearing was one of the great social critics and humanitarians of the 20th century.
www.chelseagreen.com /authors/ScottNearing   (102 words)

 History of Vegetarianism - Scott Nearing (1883-1983)
Scoot Nearing, who died on August 24th at his farm in Harborside, Maine, USA aged 100, was one of the truly great vegetarians of this century.
Scott's radical views expressed in both writing and speaking got him into trouble with the authorities, Finally he lost his post in the academic world and registered into the 'College of Hard Knocks".
We first met the Nearings when Scott was already in his 80s during the IVU congresses.
www.ivu.org /history/northam20a/nearing.html   (1197 words)

 Helen Nearing - At The End Of A Good Life
Throughout their lives, Helen and Scott Nearing were a living example of the possibility of such choices.
Scott and I intended to write a book together, We Practice Health, which never eventuated, though we wrote much on the subject in various chapters of our homesteading books Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life.
Yet Scott lived to a hale and hearty 100 and died when he decided to - by fasting for a month and a half at the very end.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC26/Nearing.htm   (1325 words)

 Registrant Actions - 2005 - Scott H. Nearing, D.D.S., Grant of Restricted Registration
Nearing was notified of an opportunity to show cause as to why DEA should not deny this application for a DEA Certificate of Registration as a practitioner on the grounds that his registration would be inconsistent with the public interest, as that term is used in 21 U.S.C. 823(f).
Nearing wrote and presented more than 100 fictitious prescriptions to local pharmacies for controlled substances and ordered narcotic and benzodiazepine controlled substances from a wholesale drug company, all for his personal use and not for legitimate medical purposes.
Nearing pled guilty to that offense and on September 19, 1994, was placed on probation for four years, sentenced to four months home confinement, ordered to participate in a substance abuse treatment program and required to pay a $1,000.00 fine.
www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov /fed_regs/actions/2005/fr06076.htm   (2753 words)

 Helen and Scott Nearing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scott was a trained economist and former college professor (he had lost his position due to his anarchist and pacifist beliefs, and his anti-war activism during World War I).
The Nearings began their simple life on an old farm on the foot of Stratton Mountain near Jamaica, Vermont in 1932, in the pit of the Great Depression.
In Vermont, the Nearings had adopted some innovations in their structure and equipment for preparing maple syrup and maple sugar from their tapped maple trees; these maple products were sources of cash income for them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Helen_and_Scott_Nearing   (1239 words)

 Beacons: stories to ignite your imagination
During their two decades in Vermont, the Nearings hand-crafted a dozen stone structures, grew organic fruits and vegetables year-round in a challenging climate, chopped their own wood for heating and cooking, welcomed thousands of visitors to their guesthouse (never charging rent!) and published and spoke widely on the virtues of simple living and social justice.
Scott was almost 70, Helen, 50, when, with the same indomitable spirit that had guided them throughout their journey, they began to create another self-sufficient haven in Harborside.
Scott left the good life at the honorable age of one hundred, fasting into a peaceful, spiritual death with Helen by his side.
www.liveyourlight.com /Beacons.html   (992 words)

 Nearing Symposium
Scott met Helen for the first time at the height of these controversial times, when she was 17.
Scott had some workman's skills and almost a half-century of life experience, but he had spent most of his adult life as a teacher, not a laborer.
Scott Nearing's biographer, John Saltmarsh, said their life had a "very ethical core to it." What the Nearings found in Vermont was not an easy life, but a satisfying one.
www.strattonfoundation.org /nearings/stratton_mag_article.html   (1614 words)

 World Vegetarian Congress 1953
Professor SCOTT NEARING, U.S.A. The case history of a twenty-year experiment in gardening without animal manure was the subject of Professor Nearing's lecture to the Sigtuna Congress.
Professor Nearing explained that in a New England forest -nature begins to make soil on a granite base and produces soil without animal exploitation - a climax forest is 35% hard maple with birch, spruce and pine.
Describing the culture of raspberries as a typical example of his methods Professor Nearing said that in the course of 18 years he produced a stand of raspberries eight feet high yielding sufficient for his homestead economy and far exceeding the results obtained by neighbours.
www.ivu.org /congress/wvc53/texts.html   (1391 words)

 Papers of Scott Nearing, DG 124, Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Scott Nearing was born the oldest of six children on August 6, 1883, in Morris Run, Pennsylvania.
The Scott Nearing papers contain working outlines and manuscripts for writing projects such as books, pamphlets, and articles, both published and unpublished, outlines for lectures, and also biographical material, speeches, and a classified card file.
Nearing's dismissal from the Wharton School in 1915 for his views on child labor and other economic issues, his trial in 1918 by the Federal government for anti-war sentiments, and the Nearings' homesteading years are described in these articles.
www.swarthmore.edu /library/peace/DG100-150/DG124SNearing.html   (3277 words)

 Scott Nearing
Nearing was born in Morris Run, Pennsylvania in 1883.
Nearing ran for United States Congress as a socialist in 1919.
In general, Nearing's socialism, pacifism, and other political views made it nearly impossible for him to earn or retain positions, so in 1932 he and his wife purchased a Vermont farm.
library.thinkquest.org /26026/People/scott_nearing.html   (607 words)

 Scott Nearing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scott Nearing (August 6, 1883 - August 24, 1983) was an American conservationist, peace activist, educator and writer.
Born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Nearing is still viewed as a radical 20 years after his death.
The movie centered on Nearing's close friend John Reed (who was portrayed by Beatty in the film).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scott_Nearing   (546 words)

 Scott Nearing Summary
A remarkably productive writer, speaker, and educator, Scott Nearing completed significant publications nearly every single year of his adult life; further, he demonstrated in his published work an ability to envision developments in politics and economi...
Nearing was born August 6, 1883, in Mo...
Scott Nearing(August 6, 1883- August 24, 1983) was an American conservationist, peace activist, educator and writer.
www.bookrags.com /Scott_Nearing   (152 words)

 Maine Writers: N through Q
Scott Nearing -- economist, homesteader, orator, and prolific writer -- was born to a wealthy family in a Pennsylvania mining town (Morris Run) in 1883.
Nearing saw the trial as a chance to educate and, an eloquent orator, he provided most of his own defense; he was acquited after 30 hours of deliberation.
Scott Nearing and Helen Knothe (Nearing) met briefly in 1921, then again in 1928, and they were together from that time on, only marrying in 1947 when Scott's first wife, Nellie Seeds, from whom he was separated, died.
waterborolibrary.org /maineaut/nq.htm   (7437 words)

 Living the Good Life | Bullfrog Films
Scott died in 1983 shortly after his 100th birthday, Helen lived into her 90's.
Filmed in 1976 when Helen was 74 and Scott 93, the Nearings are seen still growing their own food, cutting firewood for fuel, and putting the finishing touches on a large stone home built by hand.
Helen Nearing: A moving portrait of the lives and deaths of homesteading authors, Helen and Scott Nearing.
www.bullfrogfilms.com /catalog/lgl.html   (428 words)

 Issue 5 - The Good Life (2 of 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Helen and Scott Nearing discovered Harborside in the '50s as a place to get away from a Vermont that was being taken over by skiers.
With the passing of the Nearings, many people in that outside world are now turning to Coleman and Damrosch as the new champions of the good life.
Nearing sold Coleman a piece of his homestead in 1968 for what he had paid in the '50s, about $30 an acre."We do lead a more simple lifestyle than the average couple, though.
www.ppplants.com /magazine/articles/articles_ne/goodlife2.html   (1399 words)

 The view from ninety - 90-year-old homesteader Helen Nearing - Interview Whole Earth Review - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I returned to the United States, and met Scott Nearing, and a new life developed - one rather devoid of music, because Scott was not musical at all.
There are lots of good violinists in the world but not too many who were doing what Scott and I did together, living in the woods, growing our own food, building our own buildings, cutting our own wood, being generally self-subsistent.
Scott had the feeling that we could take care of ourselves better in the country and live cheaper and easier, and he went up to Vermont and found an old neglected, broken-down, poorly preserved farm.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1510/is_n84/ai_15958204   (915 words)

 Amazon.com: The Good Life: Books: Scott Nearing,Helen Nearing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I first became aware of the Nearings (Helen and Scott) as a university student in the late 1960s, when they were considered the elder statesmen of the Sixties counterculture's back-to-the-land movement.
Scott Nearing was a well published academic in the field of economics before he started the adventures described in these volumes.
Because of his political stances, Nearing was recruited by the Communist Party as an educator and politician.
www.amazon.com /Good-Life-Scott-Nearing/dp/0805209700   (2570 words)

 BatesNow | Oct. 12, 2001 | Helen Nearing documentary to be shown at Bates
The film, first released in 2000, examines the lives and deaths of Maine authors Helen and Scott Nearing, best-known for their book about homesteading, "Living the Good Life: How To Live Simply and Sanely in a Troubled World." More than a biography of Helen, this film explores the Nearings' commitment to self-sufficiency and voluntary simplicity.
Arriving in the Maine village of Harborside in 1952, the Nearings eventually wrote more than 50 books and hosted a steady stream of visitors seeking to learn about their way of life.
In transition." Scott Nearing died at the age of 100, in 1983, when he decided to stop eating solid foods.
www.bates.edu /x14177.xml   (413 words)

 The Real Freedom of Free Speech
[Note: In February 1919, Scott Nearing was put on trial under the Espionage Act of May 16, 1918 for having written a famous pamphlet, The Great Madness, in 1917.
While the US government sent many pacifists and activists to prison under this act, not one actual agent of the enemy of the day (Germany) was ever convicted...
Nearing dated the end of the American Republic and the beginning of Empire to the 1899 Philippine War.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article5154.htm   (984 words)

 Nearing Grace
Nearing has to cope with the death of his mother, and is also forced to come to terms with evolving from a self-absorbed and confused adolescent to accepting the responsibilities of early adulthood.
Nearing Grace means to be a gritty look at what it was like to come of age in the late '70s, but its reality is hampered by the unreal pretentiousness of every word the characters utter.
Bursting with hormones, angst, humor and heartbreak, Rick Rosenthal's Nearing Grace, set during the late 1970's in suburban New Jersey, follows a teenager's efforts to survive both the recent loss of his mother and his senior year of high school.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/nearing_grace   (823 words)

 Maine Sunday Telegram
Despite mild disagreements with the Nearings (Hay and her husband ate meat and used a chain saw; Helen and Scott did not), the little Cape Rosier community thrived.
Although Hay continued her friendship with the Nearings right up until their deaths, she was troubled for years by inconsistencies between the way they portrayed themselves in their books and lectures compared to the way they lived.
Scott Nearing, according to Hay’s book, used leg-hold traps to catch critters who bothered his garden; this despite his vowed pacifism and harmless lifestyle.
www.brightberrypress.com /MSTReview.htm   (960 words)

 Jean Hay: Patriotic American Liberal: Lessons from Helen and Scott Nearing
Once Helen and Scott got me used to being treated as an equal despite my youth and inexperience, I was ready for their next major lesson — to be open to the possibilities by always challenging my assumptions.
From her perspective, she willingly was playing second fiddle to a man who stood on principle and chose a life of severe frugality and country living rather than bend his ideals to fit into a society he could not abide.
I first met Helen and Scott in the week between Christmas and New Year's in 1971, when my then-husband and I stopped by their Harborside home totally unannounced (they then had no phone) during a land-hunting foray.
www.jeanhay.com /BOOK/LESSONS.HTM   (1214 words)

 Scott Nearing :: Chelsea Green Publishing
Scott Nearing (1883-1983) has inspired an entire generation of disciples who are the current movers and shakers of the contemporary homesteading movement, and (not coincidentally) prominent among the author ranks of Chelsea Green books.
He traces Nearing's life from his fiery days as a social radical to the more peaceful days spent with his wife, Helen, on their model homestead at Forest Farm on the coast of Maine (now preserved as The Good Life Center by the Trust for Public Land).
John Saltmarsh is one of the founders of The Good Life Center, the Nearing’s former homestead in Harborside, ME. He is an associate professor at Northeastern University in Boston with a joint appointment in the departments of Cooperative Education and History.
www.chelseagreen.com /1998/items/520   (469 words)

 Nearing Symposium
Prominent socialist, teacher, writer and scholar, Scott and his wife, Helen Knothe lived in Winhall from 1932 to 1952.
Scott was an outspoken radical, an anti-war crusader, an advocate of social and economic justice, and a strict vegetarian.
Scott and Helen led the life of pioneers in Vermont and later in Maine, whence they moved in 1952.
www.strattonfoundation.org /nearings   (230 words)

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