To Conserve Man
September 15, 2010 • 9:33PM

Have you ever flown across the United States on a transcontinental flight? Did you notice that west of the Mississippi the population centers became sparser and sparser and the land more barren? You probably thought that that was natural. It's not. Here we reveal when, where and why the idea of Conservationism became a part of the American political mind. And why it is not the love of nature and the great outdoors that unifies environmentalists.