The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism Or the End of the World?, Second Edition

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Zed Books, Sep 15, 2007 - Nature - 329 pages
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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 realize 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.
  

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User Review  - KeithAkers - LibraryThing

This is a hard book to read and recommend (or not recommend), so some explanation is required. If you (a) realize that the environmental crisis is really, really serious, "end of civilization" type ... Read full review

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Hopefully not the last word on ecosocialism: As a socialist with relatively unfocused environmental concerns, I had long looked forward to reading Joel Kovel's 'ecosocialist manifesto' The Enemy of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction l
1
The ecological crisis i l
13
Capital
26
Capitalism
51
On ecologies
95
Capital and the domination of nature
121
Introduction
159
Prefiguration
207
Ecosocialism
242
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About the author (2007)

Joel Kovel is Distinguished Professor of Social Studies at Bard College. He has written ten books, including the first edition of The Enemy of Nature which appeared in 2002, and Overcoming Zionism (2007). He has edited the journal of radical ecology, Capitalism Nature Socialism, since 2003 and has been active in Green politics, running for the US Senate in 1998, and seeking the party's presidential nomination in 2000.