Whence Cometh Our Help: An Exploration with Roger Lipsey (Video)

Are we the generation that will lose the Earth?

Is there such a thing as deciduous ideas? Ideas that have had their season. Some flare into color as a last statement of themselves, others dry modestly and fall away. There is a process of this kind, an autumn of ideas. I’ve noticed myself entering into it. New ideas are needed for this time and its astonishing issues.

Roger Lipsey’s essay “Whence Cometh Our Help?” is featured in our Spring 2020 issue, The Quest. In this video, he asks: are we the generation that will lose the Earth?

A longtime contributor to Parabola, Roger Lipsey is s a biographer, art historian, editor, and translator.

By Betsy Cornwell

Betsy Cornwell is Parabola’s story editor and digital editor. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Mechanica and other novels and teaches at the National University of Ireland. Find more of her work at betsycornwell.com.