Category Archives: Culture & Society

Slow Is Beautiful by Andrews

Cecil Andrews. Slow Is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2006. Paperback, x + 244 pp. As the Swiss cultural philosopher noted in his great work The Ever-Present Origin, our modern civilization … Continue reading

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Radical Simplicity by Merkel

Jim Merkel. Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth. Foreword by Vicki Robin. Gabriola Island, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2003. Paperback, xxi + 248 pages. How big is your footprint—your ecological footprint, that is? I was horrified to find I am … Continue reading

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Power Down by Heinberg

Richard Heinberg. Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. Gabriola Island, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2004. Paperback, 208 pages. I have known Richard Heinberg since the publication of his highly readable Memories and Visions of Paradise back in 1989, which … Continue reading

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Hooked by Kaza

Stephanie Kaza, ed. Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume. Foreword by Paul Hawken. Boston, Mass.: Shambhala, 2005. Paperback, ix + 271 pages. The 17 essays included in this anthology look at various aspects of what in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization by Rifkin

Ira Rifkin. Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization: Making Sense of Economic and Cultural Upheaval. Foreword by David Little. Woodstock, Vt.: Skylight Path Publishing, 2d ed., 2004. Paperback, xiv + 233 pages. Whether we like it or not, globalization is an undeniable fact … Continue reading

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Global Profit and Global Justice by Abbey

Deb Abbey. Global Profit and Global Justice: Using Your Money to Change the World. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2004. Paperback, x + 228 pp. The march of the global economy is at this point presumably unstoppable. There is, however, … Continue reading

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Ethics of War ed. by Reichberg et al.

Gregory M. Reichberg, Henrik Syse, and Endre Begby, eds. The Ethics of War: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2006. Hardcover, xxii + 731 pp. With over 30 wars fought in the world during the past two decades, and … Continue reading

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Endgame by Jensen

Derrick Jensen. Endgame, vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization; vol. 2: Resistance. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2006. Paperback, total 929 pp. Jensen, who also authored A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe, is a powerful and a powerfully … Continue reading

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Eco-Economy by Brown

Lester R. Brown. Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. Paperback, xviii + 333. Lester Brown is the former founder-president of the Worldwatch Institute and the founder and now board chairman of the Earth … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Squeeze by Klein

Ross A. Klein. Cruise Ship Squeeze: The New Pirates of the Seven Seas. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2006. Paperback, viii + 310 pp. In 2002, New Society Publishers released Ross Klein’s hard-hitting exposé Cruise Ship Blues, which now, four years … Continue reading

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