HELP WANTED: What books would you include on basic and advanced reading lists for red-greens and green-reds?
Five years ago, I compiled and published a short list of essential books on ecosocialism. That list has been widely read and reposted, but it is now out of date. When I wrote it, there were few books available: there are now many more, so it is time to create a new list.
Because we have so many more to choose from, the new list will be divided in two: essential reading for people who are new to ecosocialism, and essential reading for people who know the basics and want to dig deeper. They will not be all-inclusive lists: I want to keep each list to ten or fewer titles that are must-reading for red-greens and green-reds.
Of course I have some ideas about what to include, but I can’t claim to have read or even seen every title, and I’m sure there are some that I might not include that deserve a second look. I will make the final selection, but I really need your input.
So I’m asking C&C readers: What books would you include on a basic reading list for red-greens and green reds? And what books would you include on an advanced reading list?
The books should be reasonably accessible to all C&C readers. Obviously that excludes titles that are out of print. But it should also exclude books that are only available in prohibitively expensive library editions, and books that are only available on one group’s literature tables.
And please .. don’t just list some books — suggest one or a few that really ought to make the cut, say whether they are basic or advanced, and explain why you recommend them.
If you agree with or disagree with someone else’s suggestions, feel free to do so, but let’s keep the discussion polite!