TITLE

Capitalism's War on Nature

AUTHOR(S)
Burke, R.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Synthesis-Regeneration: A Magazine of Green Social Thought;Winter2012, Issue 57, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Ecological Rift is a collection of essays previously published in the independent socialist magazine Monthly Review. These articles were extensively re-written for the book itself. The authors provide a brilliant critique of capitalism as an inherently ecologically destructive system which is incapable of attaining environmental sustainability. Their work is undermined, however, by arguments for a philosophical materialism whose relevance to environmental issues is questionable. These excesses can be excused if taken in the spirit of Paul Sweezy's preface to Monopoly Capital as \"an essay, not a treatise\" with no pretense to comprehensiveness. The value of The Ecological Rift lies in the way it calls attention to the class basis of our ecological predicament.
ACCESSION #
69704736

 

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