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T. S. Eliot on the Environment

With apologies to well-known Eliot-hater Derb — and with apologies to the public general for taking note of Earth Day — an observation from my favorite poet and third- or fourth-favorite conservative thinker:

A wrong attitude toward nature implies, somewhere, a wrong attitude towards God . . . . It would be as well for us to face the permanent conditions upon which God allows us to live on this planet.

Question: Is there a more conservative phrase in English than “permanent conditions”?

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