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Derrick Jensen takes no prisoners in The Culture of Make Believe, his brilliant and eagerly awaited follow-up to his powerful and lyrical A Language Older Than Words. What begins as an exploration of the lines of thought and experience that run between the massive lynchings in early twentieth-century America to today's death squads in South America soon explodes into an examination of the very heart of our civilization. The Culture of Make Believe is a book that is as impeccably researched as it is moving, with conclusions as far-reaching as they are shocking.


A documentation of atrocities that have characterized our culture.

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Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Strangely Like War, Welcome to the Machine, and Walking on Water. He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as "a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents." He is an environmental activist and lives on the coast of northern California.

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caroline colesworthy, January 7, 2010 (view all comments by caroline colesworthy)
the culture of make believe is a primer for those who are critical of contemporary civilization. at once unflinchingly personal and historically elaborate- this book breaks it all down. often volumes this dense are impersonal and hard to get through but this one reads like a trashy novel. i couldn't put it down. it fleshes out some of the densest mysteries of everyday dysfunction at both the societal and interpersonal levels. though not for the faint of heart, i cannot recommend it enough.
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Jensen, Derrick
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
White River Junction, Vt.
International economic relations
Discrimination & Racism
Race relations
International Relations - General
Philosophy : General
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Trade paper
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Publication Date:
March 2004
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9 x 6 x 1.75 in 34.5 oz

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