Janet Biehl’s engrossing biography shows that Bookchin, an unlikely social theorist and radical philosopher, produced an important body of work of lasting significance.
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Bookchin got it right 50 years ago, long before anyone else noticed.
“The assumption that what currently exists ….”
Ian Angus reviews ‘Recovering Bookchin’ — An important book on the anarchist environmentalist that redeems his reputation and provides an invaluable overview of the political project he called social ecology.
An appeal for support to “Bookchin on Bookchin,” a documentary on the life and ideas of a legendary political thinker, philosopher, anarchist and environmental activist.
[Quotes and Insights #24] Introduction by Ian Angus — Some green writers, particularly those who support the viewpoint known as deep ecology, accuse socialist environmentalists of anthropocentrism, of giving absolute priority to human needs and ignoring or downplaying the needs of non-human nature. To that, they counterpose what is variously called biocentrism or ecocentrism – the […]
[Quotes and Insights #19] by Murray Bookchin What defines social ecology as social is its recognition of the often-overlooked fact that nearly all our present ecological problems arise from deep-seated social problems. Conversely, our present ecological problems cannot be clearly understood, much less resolved, without resolutely dealing with problems within society. To make this point […]
Perhaps because he was an anarchist, the works of Murray Bookchin are rarely read by ecosocialists today. That’s a pity, because he was one of 20th century’s most insightful writers on environmental politics. The following are excerpts from his article “Death Of A Small Planet,” originally published in The Progressive in 1989. The full text of […]