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  1. Grace Gershuny November 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm |

    Bookchin’s legacy is alive and well via the Institute for Social Ecology and others. This should be one of your links – thanks for infiltrating GRIST.

  2. Michael Dawson March 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm |


    Thanks for posting this.

    For those interested, here’s a little extension of this important point:


  3. T. B. March 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm |

    Bookchin and some of his Marxist critics sometimes exaggerate tensions between his work and Marxism. For a stretch, in the middle of his intellectual career, he over-emphasized differences between his work, and that of Mr. Marx, and various Marxists. The compatibilities are much more apparent in his earliest and latest writings.

  4. tim March 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    This is really Bookchin at his best. Thanks for posting it.

  5. Hyperventing March 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    I have always felt that, well intended as they may be, TV shows, blogs and columns that promote primitive living (often coming with titles like ‘Low Impact Man’) are dangerous and counterproductive. It may be true that living like this reduces you footprint, but let’s be honest, probably not considerably. It does risk to alienate the bulk of consumers who are scared out of their pants when they see that they will have to chew on wheat grass for dinner and brush their teeth with what’s left of this week’s shower water. You are not going to convince them of the necessity of switching to such a lifestyle. Society is currently not organized to reduce the footprint of its people. Before individuals can make an impact we need to change how society is organized.

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