The Modern Crisis

Murray Bookchin


The Modern Crisis

The Modern Crisis

  • Title: The Modern Crisis
  • Author: Murray Bookchin
  • ISBN: 9780920057612
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover



A treatise on social ecology Ecological ethicsnot based on self interest Kingston Whig Standard A worthwhile read Bookchin is the prophet of the green revolution Libertarian Labor Review


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The only good critique of the left has only ever come from the left. In this spirit I would like to point out the following:1) I found the first thing I really, really disagree on with Murray Bookchin. In the essay "An Appeal for Social and Ecological Sanity" he argues that the reason why the USA hasn't obliterated its enemies with nuclear weapons is because this tendency is opposed by the society's remnant libertarian, republican tradition that is still latent in its feeble state institutions t [...]

Four Murray Bookchin essays compiled together provide a decent introduction to his philosophy of 'social ecology.' Basically, the idea that human society and non-human ecology are not a dualism but rather complementary parts of a living whole, and that in order to make positive social change we must "place humanity within a natural context" in Bookchin's words. Made me want to re-read The Ecology of Freedom. This guy was smart.

This is a totally foolish political tract by Bookchin, completely anti-worker, anti-Third World. The model of democracy is the (need I say "slave"?) society of ancient Athens. Sometimes he appears to think that the vanguard of revolution today is the New England town meeting. Also, anytime he criticizes any serious thinker, such as Marx, he is incapable of accurately representing their thought.

A good and readable overview of Social Ecology.


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