The War Against the Greens: The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right, and the Browning of America

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Big Earth Publishing, 2004 - Nature - 386 pages
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A Shadowy backlash against environmentalists has begun to emerge in America, the most visible element of which calls itself the "Wise Use" movement. Among its stated goals are the unregulated use of timber, oil, gas, minerals, and range land, and the abolition of all environmental laws and agencies. In this first in depth investigation of the "Wise Use" backlash, author David Helvarg visits rallies, conferences, and confrontations that are the fronts in its war against the greens. Helvarg shows the dimensions of this struggle as it is being waged in the courts; in the media, through popular mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh and sympathetic coverage in influential newspapers such as the New York Times; in the heretical claims of the movement's "counterscience"; and in the growing number of physical confrontations and threats used against environmental activists. Helvarg also documents the failure of the FBI to prevent such violence.
  

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Review: The War Against the Greens: The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right, and Anti-Environmental Violence

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A fascinating and important book about the early, radical pushback against environmentalism. Here you'll find the early antecedents of what has evolved into climate-denial and anti-science populism. Read full review

Review: The War Against the Greens: The "Wise-Use" Movement, the New Right, and Anti-Environmental Violence

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

While I wholeheartedly support society moving in a greener direction, I found this book far too one-sided to be taken seriously. Ih an author want to make a point - fine. But in this tome the author ... Read full review

Contents

Masters and Possessors of Nature
15
Rebels and Reaganites
33
The Forest for the Trees 1993
57
Grass Roots for Sale
81
The Golden Rooster
125
Save It for What?
149
Roadkill an Activist
181
Up Against the Law
217
The Green PI
237
Bomb Throwers 1997
273
Wise Use in the White House 20002004
315
Notes
345
Bibliography
361
Index
365
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David Helvarg lives in Washington, D.C.

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