Amish Space Heaters: Round II


The New York Times has the back-story in on the subject of the most controversial column Bruce VanWyngarden ever wrote: Amish Roll-N-Glow space heaters. An excerpt:

For a people who make up less than a tenth of a percent of the country's population, the Amish loom large in the American imagination as simple-living, God-fearing country folk who keep the pre-industrial past alive. We know them as farmers and skilled craftspeople, with high standards and an unfussy sensibility that they bring to the barns they raise, the baked goods they sell at greenmarkets and the quilts and furniture they produce.

But the Amish have not traditionally been celebrated for their space heaters ... Read the rest at

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