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Endgame, Volume 1: The Problem of Civilization

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The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen's immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how this relationship impels us towards a revolutionary and as-yet undiscovered shift in strategy. Building on a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen leaves us hoping for what may be inevitable: a return to agrarian communal life via the disintegration of civilization itself.

Derrick Jensen, activist, author, small farmer, beekeeper, teacher, and philosopher, is the widely acclaimed author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe, among others. A finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize whose writing has been described as "breaking and mending the reader's heart," Jensen's speaking engagements in recent years have packed university auditoriums, conferences, and bookstores nationwide. He lives in rural California.

Synopsis:

Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leapfrogs the environmental movement's deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological revolution.

Synopsis:

Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leap-frogs the environmental movement's deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological revolution.

Derrick Jensen, activist, author, small farmer, teacher, and philosopher, is the author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. A finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize whose writing has been described as breaking and mending the reader's heart, Jensen's speaking engagements in recent years have packed university auditoriums, conferences, and bookstores nationwide.

About the Author

\Activist, philosopher, teacher, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, Derrick Jensen holds degrees in creative writing and mineral engineering physics. His books include Endgame, Volumes 1 and 2; As the World Burns, with Stephanie McMillan; A Language Older Than Words; and The Culture of Make Believe.

Table of Contents

v. 1. The problem of civilization. Apocalypse — Five stories — Civilization — Clean water — Catastrophe — Violence — Irredeemable — Counterviolence — Listening to the land — Carrying capacity — The needs of the natural world — Predator and prey — Choices — Abuse — A culture of occupation — Why civilization is killing the world, part I — Why civilization is killing the world, part II — Bringing down civilization, part I — A history of violence — Hatred — Love does not imply pacifism — It's time to get out — Courage — Hope — The civilized will smile as they tear you limb from limb — Their insanity was permanent — Romantic nihilism — Neck deep in denial — Making it happen — Fulcrums — Violence — Spending our way to sustainability — Empathy and its other — Should we fight back? — Star wars — v. 2. Resistance. We shall destroy all of them — Winning — Importance — Identification — Abusers — A thousand years — Dams, part I — Pretend you are a river — Dams, part II — Dams, part III — Dams, part IV — Too much to lose (short term loss, long term gain) — Psychopathology — Pacifism, part I — Responsibility — Pacifism, part II — What it means to be human — Pacifism, part III — Fewer than Jesus had apostles — Pacifism, part IV — Get there first with the most — Symbolic and non-symbolic actions — Like a bunch of machines — Bringing down civilization, part II — Breaking faith — A matter of time — Bringing down civilization, part III — Bringing down civilization, part IV — The crash — Civilization: ongoing holocaust — Endgame — The return of the salmon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583229736
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Civilization
Author:
Jensen, Derrick
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Nature : General
Subject:
Science : Environmental Science
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit : Spirituality - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
March 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
496

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"Synopsis" by , Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leapfrogs the environmental movement's deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological revolution.
"Synopsis" by , Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leap-frogs the environmental movement's deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological revolution.

Derrick Jensen, activist, author, small farmer, teacher, and philosopher, is the author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. A finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize whose writing has been described as breaking and mending the reader's heart, Jensen's speaking engagements in recent years have packed university auditoriums, conferences, and bookstores nationwide.

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