Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience

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AK Press, 1995 - Nature - 73 pages
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The reappearance of fascism in many western countries threatens all the freedoms the left movements have managed to gain over the last half century. Equally disconcerting is the attempt by fascist ideologists and political groups to use ecology in the service of social reaction. This effort is not without long historical roots in Germany, both in its nineteenth-century romanticism and in the Third Reich in the present century. In order to preserve the liberatory aspects of ecology, the authors, as social ecologists, explore the German experience of fascism and derive from it historical lessons about the political use of ecology. Comprised of two essays—"Fascist Ideology: The Green Wing of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents" and "Ecology and the Modernization of Fascism in the German Ultra-Right,"—Ecofascism examines aspects of German fascism, past and present, in order to draw essential lessons from them for ecology movements both in Germany and elsewhere.

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Excellent book. Ecofascism is alive today in the sahape of George Monbiot, James Hansen and a substantial proportion of the British aristocracy. Also, the Rothschild family, Rockefellers etc.
believe the world was better in the past and has been corrupted, like Himmler, Hess and Nazi argiculture minister Darre. They want to destroy the modern world.
James Hansen recently endorsed an extreme eco fascist book by Keith Farnish calling for the end of industrial civilisation.
Farnish writes
The only way to prevent global ecological collapse and thus ensure the survival of humanity is to rid the world of Industrial Civilization
Keith Farnish has it right: time has practically run out, and the 'system' is the problem. Governments are under the thumb of fossil fuel special interests - they will not look after our and the planet's well-being until we force them to do so, and that is going to require enormous effort. --
Professor James Hansen, GISS, NASA

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Biehl lectures on history and social issues at the Institute for Social Ecology, Vermont.

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