Scott Nearing was a radical. He was well read and educated in all matters from carpentry to economics. He challenged the academic status quo and was kicked out of his position as a professor for speaking out against social injustice and child labor.
"A radical who wishes to continue being a radical cannot do so if he is an essential part of existing order..."
He was an outspoken critic of militarism and an early pioneer of animal rights issues.
Scott and his wife and partner Helen lived a frugal ascetic life.
It is from him that homesteading gained new life in this country. Together they showed that an independent, quality life was possible outside the status quo.
He lived to 100.
His work from 1947 "The Revolution of Our Time" is quite excellent.
Scott Nearing, Bad Ass Farmer!