Endgame, Volume 1

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Seven Stories Press, 2006 - History - 931 pages
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“Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived.”—Howard Zinn

The companion piece to Derrick Jensen’s immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe, Endgame stands to become Jensen’s most influential book. 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.

 

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Derrick Jensen doesn't seem quite as on top of it in this book - he seems angrier and more tired, and it feels less cohesive. It's like Culture of Make Believe was a heartbreaking knife of a book, and ... Read full review

Endgame: Volume 1: The Problem of Civilization

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Activist Jensen's absorbing and insightful writings and speeches have placed him in the vanguard of the environmental movement. For some time, he tried to work within the system, but ultimately he ... Read full review

Contents

APOCALYPSE
1
FIVE STORIES
5
CIVILIZATION
15
CLEAN WATER
25
CATASTROPHE
33
VIOLENCE
49
IRREDEEMABLE
67
COUNTERVIOLENCE
77
LOVE DOES NOT IMPLY PACIFISM
293
ITS TIME TO GET OUT
303
COURAGE
315
HOPE
327
THE CIVILIZED WILL SMILE AS THEY TEAR YOU LIMB FROM LIMB
339
THEIR INSANITY WAS PERMANENT
351
ROMANTIC NIHILISM
361
NECK DEEP IN DENIAL
367

LISTENING TO THE LAND
87
CARRYING CAPACITY
101
THE NEEDS OF THE NATURAL WORLD
121
PREDATOR AND PREY
131
CHOICES
141
ABUSE
155
A CULTURE OF OCCUPATION
183
WHY CIVILIZATION IS KILLING THE WORLD PART I
207
WHY CIVILIZATION IS KILLING THE WORLD PART II
229
BRINGING DOWN CIVILIZATION PART I
249
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
269
HATRED
281
MAKING IT HAPPEN
375
FULCRUMS
387
VIOLENCE
397
SPENDING OUR WAY TO SUSTAINABILITY
405
EMPATHY AND ITS OTHER
415
SHOULD WE FIGHT BACK?
425
STAR WARS
445
Acknowledgments
453
Notes
455
Bibliography
473
About the Author
495
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Activist, philosopher, teacher, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, DERRICK JENSEN holds degrees in creative writing and mineral engineering physics. In 2008, he was named one of the Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World," and in 2006 he was named Press Action's Person of the Year for his work on Endgame. He lives in California.

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