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The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?

The Enemy of Nature The End of Capitalism or the End of the World In this revolutionary indictment of capitalism Joel Kovel criticizes its unrelenting pressure to expand and its destructiveness toward ecology Kovel also criticizes existing ecological politics for

  • Title: The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
  • Author: Joel Kovel
  • ISBN: 9781842770818
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this revolutionary indictment of capitalism, Joel Kovel criticizes its unrelenting pressure to expand, and its destructiveness toward ecology Kovel also criticizes existing ecological politics for their evasion of capital, and advances a vision of ecological production as the successor to capitalist production.

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    1. This is a hard book to read and recommend (or not recommend), so some explanation is required. If you (a) realize that the environmental crisis is really, really serious, "end of civilization" type stuff, and are wrestling with the problem of the social adjustments necessary to deal with the environmental crisis, and (b) have some background in Marxist thinking, and (c) find Marx attractive without necessarily buying everything he says, then you will like this book and should definitely read it. [...]

    2. Joel Kovel argues that if we love this planet, we ought to work to abolish capitalism, because capitalism is destroying the ecosystems of the planet. The idea that capitalism is the culprit in global warming, species loss, habitat destruction, pollution and overpopulation will be hard for many to accept, due to the 24/7 propaganda we are subjected to in the capitalist media, but the thesis is given cogency by Kovel, an academic, writer, and member of the Green Party. Kovel does not want to engag [...]

    3. Even before reading this book, there was one aspect of capitalism that, for the life of me, my mind could not cope with: its incessant rapaciousness and disrespect of nature. The rest could be rationalized (at least in times of doubt)--for instance, 'labor can freely sell itself on the market' and such other capitalist mantras. What this fascinating text did for me was to clarify why exactly it was that capitalism had the effect that it does on the Earth's ecology. The never-ceasing desire of ca [...]

    4. i have read a lot of the overview, survey type texts on capitalism being anti-ecological at its core and the dire need for a more democratic, egalitarian and (eco)socialist future. so when i started this book i already went into it with a sense of 'i know all this stuff.' that said, this is may be my favorite of the survey type books. i have read all of John Bellamy Foster's books as well as chris william's fantastic book Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis and while [...]

    5. It's been said many times before, but I'll say it again because it's true. If you're familiar with the general gist of Eco-socialist thought and Marxist-ecology then this book isn't going to tell you much you don't already know. What it will do, though, is express many of those ideas in pretty ways that make excellent quotes.If you aren't familiar with this area then this book might be a good introduction, provided you have some prior understand of Marx's thought. Otherwise some of the more phil [...]

    6. kovel is a marxist-ecologist. his book is instructive in revealing the way that capitalism is responsible for the eco-crisis. what he fails in is his strange desire to defend marx and tie in marxist concepts which are bulky, ill-fitting and not needed. further, his plea for an eco-socialist party is unrealistic and questionable. still, a very thought-provoking book, raises important questions about what we will do to save the planet from dying.

    7. Bleh. His critiques are fine but he doesn't dig deep enough. His solutions don't seem feasible, and don't go far enough. A book clearly aimed at an audience of liberals rather than radicals. On the whole the author is well-intentioned, and is moving people in the right direction, and for that I respect his work. But it's not for me.

    8. This is an excellent and unsettling critique of both our economic system and reformist attempts to save the ecosystem by tweaking it. Kovel demonstrates very clearly that environmental destruction will continue to be a consequence of capitalism, and lays the groundwork for large-scale thinking about what kind of economic system we might replace it with.Highly recommended!

    9. An important work on eco-socialism by Prof. Joel Kovel. The work was a little scattershot at times and repetitive, but on the whole I believe it is a must read for anti-capitalist ecologists.

    10. Beautifully written in the beginning with consistent and thorough analysis. Bogged down in distractions toward the end and lost focus.

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