The Modern Crisis

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Black Rose Books, Jan 1, 1987 - Nature - 194 pages
Here, "the prophet of the green revolution" identifies social ecology as an alternative to society's head-on collision with disaster. Murray Bookchin exposes the underpinnings of consumerism and contrasts the destructive reality of a market economy with the potential for social and ecological sanity offered by a moral economy.

Murray Bookchin has been a major spokesperson for more than twenty years for the ecology, appropriate technology, and anti-nuclear movements. He is the author of many books, including The Spanish Anarchists, Our Synthetic Environment, The Limits of the City, Toward an Ecological Society, Urbanization Without Cities, Post-Scarcity Anarchism, and The Ecology of Freedom.

The Modern Crisis, in which he proposes a fundamental and empowering reconstruction of politics based on face-to-face municipal democracy, is the perfect introduction to the ideas of this great social theorist.

"Murray Bookchin stands at the pinnacle of the genre of utopian social criticism."---Stanley Aronowitz, The Village Voice

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About the author (1987)

Murray Bookchin is cofounder of the Institute for Social Ecology. An active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than forty years, he has written numerous books and articles, including: Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left, Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism, The Spanish Anarchists, The Ecology of Freedom, Urbanization Without Cities, and Re-enchanting Humanity. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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