Paul kingsnorth was once an activist‚aian ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the environmental movement began to focus on ‚ausustainability‚au rather than the defense of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. He gave up what he saw as the false hope that residents of the first world would ever make the kind of sacrifices that might avert the severe consequences of climate change.full of grief and fury as well as passionate, lyrical evocations of nature and the wild,confessions of a recovering environmentalistgathers the wave-making essays that have charted the change in kingsnorth‚aos thinking. In them he articulates a new vision that he calls ‚audark ecology,‚au which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us, and he argues for a renewed balance between the human and nonhuman worlds.this iconoclastic, fearless, and ultimately hopeful book, which includes the much-discussed ‚auuncivilization‚au manifesto, asks hard questions about how we‚aove lived and how we should live.
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