How Did We Get Into This Mess?

How Did We Get Into This Mess?

Politics, Equality, Nature

Book - 2016
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Leading political and environmental commentator on where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it. "Here are some of the things I try to fight: undemocratic power, corruption, deception of the public, environmental destruction, injustice, inequality and the misallocation of resources, waste, denial, the libertarianism which grants freedom to the powerful at the expense of the powerless, undisclosed interests, complacency." George Monbiot is one of the most vocal, and eloquent, critics of the current consensus. In How Did We Get into this Mess?, which collects Monbiot's journalism over the last seven years, he brilliantly anatomises the state we are in: the devastation of our environment, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of Nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do. While his diagnosis of the problems in front of us is clear-sighted and reasonable, he also develops solutions to challenge this politics of fear.
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2016.
ISBN: 9781784783624
Branch Call Number: 301.09051 M742
Characteristics: x, 342 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 06, 2018

A very good collection of social, ecological, political essays written between 2010-2015. Everyone can find something revealing and to think about.


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