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

Front Cover
Big Earth Publishing, 2004 - Nature - 386 pages
0 Reviews
"A reign of violence and intimidation, including arson, bombings, rape, assault and even murder, was unleashed against environmental activists and government employees by proponents of the so-called 'Wise-Use' movement. David Helvarg, in The War Against the Greens, ripped the veneer of legitimacy off this right-wing backlash that stretched from armed militias to the halls of Congress, exposing the public lands corporations, political operatives and fringe groups who set out to destroy American's environmental protections by any means necessary. In this new edition, Helvarg finds that George W. Bush has opened wide the doors of his administration to these same individuals and industries who are now getting rich off the looting of our public lands. This must reading for anyone who cares about the environment and the public's right to know."--
 

What people are saying - Write a review

THE WAR AGAINST THE GREENS: The 'Wise Use' Movement, the New Right, and Anti-Environmental Violence

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A carefully researched account of the antienvironmentalist ``Wise Use'' Movement, which has launched a ``holy war against the new pagans who worship trees and sacrifice people.'' Helvarg, an ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - anne_fitzgerald - LibraryThing

An examination of the shadowy backlash against environmentalists that has occurred in America. 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
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

David Helvarg lives in Washington, D.C.

Bibliographic information