Volume I, The Problem of Civilization

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Derrick Jensen's most ambitious, important, and best book to date.

The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen's immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how this relationship impels us towards a revolutionary and as-yet undiscovered shift in strategy. Building on a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen leaves us hoping for what may be inevitable: a return to agrarian communal life via the disintegration of civilization itself.

Book News
Environmental activist, speaker, and writer Jensen sets out the reasons why civilization is unsustainable and otherwise not a very good idea, in chapters with such titles as clean water, carrying capacity, abuse, love does not imply pacifism, neck deep in denial, and empathy and its other. A second volume looks at alternatives. There is no index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Seven Stories ; London : Turnaround [distributor],. 2006
Edition: Seven Stories Press 1st ed
Description: 495 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781583227305
Branch Call Number: 304.2 Jen
Additional Contributors: Jensen, Derrick, 1960- Endgame


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Feb 16, 2013

As a lifelong technoid, it saddens me to say that I'm in full agreement with Derrick and his book. We can have progress, but only with an entirely differenct sociological construct than the predatory capitalist systems running amok today. Jensen is unique, much the same way Green Peace is unique --- they are both the real deals out there on the environment, consistently overshadowed by the faux/pseudo/corporate "environmentalists" like McGibben, Jeremy Rifkin, probably James Howard Kunstler (a big fan of the Fed, and a revisionist of the history surrounding it, but he does acknowledge the crimes of the hedge funds/private equity/banksters in the global economic meltdown).

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