How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature


Leading political and environmental commentator on the place we have now long gone flawed, and what to do approximately it

“Without countervailing voices, naming and demanding energy, political freedom withers and dies. with no countervailing voices, a greater international can by no means materialise. with out countervailing voices, wells will nonetheless be dug and bridges will nonetheless be equipped, yet just for the few. foodstuff will nonetheless be grown, however it won't succeed in the mouths of the bad. New medications may be constructed, yet they are going to be inaccessible to a lot of these in need.”

George Monbiot is without doubt one of the such a lot vocal, and eloquent, critics of the present consensus. How Did We Get into this Mess?, in response to his robust journalism, assesses the country we're now in: the devastation of the flora and fauna, the problem of inequality, the company takeover of nature, our obsessions with progress and revenue and the decline of the political debate over what to do.

whereas his prognosis of the issues in entrance folks is clear-sighted and moderate, he additionally develops suggestions to problem the politics of worry. How can we withstand the strong once they appear to have the entire guns? What do we do to arrange our kids for an doubtful destiny? arguable, transparent yet regularly carefully argued, How Did We Get into this Mess? makes a persuasive case for switch in our daily lives, our politics and economics, the methods we deal with one another and the flora and fauna.

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