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The enemy of nature
the end of capitalism or the end of the world?
VerfasserIn: Kovel, Joel
Verfasserangabe: Joel Kovel
Jahr: 2007
Verlag: London [u.a.], Zed Books
Mediengruppe: Buch
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We live in and from nature, but the way we are doing this is about to destroy us. Capitalism and its by-products - imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty and the destruction of community - are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem. Only now are we beginning to realise the depth of the crisis and the kind of transformation which will have to occur to ensure our survival. This second, thoroughly updated, edition of "The Enemy of Nature" speaks to this new environmental awareness. Joel Kovel argues against claims that we can achieve a better environment through the current Western 'way of being'. By suggesting a radical new way forward, an integration of 'red' and 'green' politics, Joel Kovel offers real hope and vision for a more sustainable future. / Pressestimmen: "For Joel Kovel the revolution is only a matter of time. Marx was right: Capitalism cannot help but prepare the stew in which it will roast. But the old man got one thing wrong. The ultimate antagonist of capital is not labor but nature. If Marx made a fetish of capital's propensity to generate too much wealth to be profitably re-invested, Kovel does the same in regard to planetary ecosystem crackup. Instead of periodic economic downturn catapulting the proletariat into History, it's the shattering of life-essential natural processes that's destined to set off socialist (make that ecosocialist) revolution. [...] As Kovel himself points out, capitalists are perfectly willing to perpetuate eco-destabilization as long as they successfully insulate themselves and perhaps even profit from the meltdown all around them. He cites an article in London's Guardian Weekly purporting to show a shift in elite opinion since the early 70s, when the Club of Rome called for "limits to growth." These days, digging our own grave is the ultimate business opportunity. [...]" (Vollst. Rezension und weitere Buchbesprechenungen s unten angeführten Links) / "Full of insights into the relationship between ecological degradation and capitalist expansion, this is a must read for thinkers and activists.' - Walden Bello.
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VerfasserIn: Kovel, Joel
VerfasserInnenangabe: Joel Kovel
Jahr: 2007
Verlag: London [u.a.], Zed Books
Systematik: GW.S, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-1-84277-870-8
2. ISBN: 978-1-84277-871-5
Beschreibung: 2., updated and expanded ed., XVI, 329 S.
Sprache: eng
Fußnote: Literaturverz. S. 310 - 320
Mediengruppe: Buch