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  1. says:

    An amazing political biography on a true revolutionary who dedicated his life to fighting capitalism statism hierarchy and ecological destruction and advocating a liberatory society rebuilt along social and ecological lines Janet Biehl beautifully articulated Murray Bookchin's vision and ideas through a blend of narrative and history telling This book has come out at a most crucial time where our society is lit

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    Review by Chuck Morse from the Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Blog Murray Bookchin was a pivotal polarizing figure in the post WWII history of anarchism He put ecology and democracy on the anarchist agenda in a way that was as novel as it is enduring As a polemicist he spent decades at the center of crucial debates abou

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    This is one of the most enjoyable and informative books on politics and history that I have ever read I not only understand Murray Bookchin's thinking in a way that I really never would have without this overview but I also understand the history of Leftist movements in the US in a way that I realize I really did not beforeIf you want to u

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    An expansive and well resesrched biography of an unfortunately lesser known radical thinker of the 20th century written b

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    This book could also be read as an account of the decline of radical politics A reality that is both depressing and oddly serene—at least to me—because now we find ourselves in an era when the necessity for radical reorganization of society is needed than ever against an adversary strong than ever To this e

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    Loved it One of my favourite books of 2016 I found it uite inspiring to read about an autodidact intellectual a person of ideas that continues to be politically engaged and looking for spaces of possibility throughout a lifetime It is sadly also an account of the decline of the American left and how one like Bo

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    Janet Biehl was for twenty years the partner of Murray Bookchin both politically and personally When Bookchin died in 2006 she decided to write his biography Although Biehl never detaches herself from the man and his life and never shies away from the difficult personal situations in which they navigated the book is intensely political it manages to keep a steady focus on Bookchin's intellectual development

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    Incredible Must admit I found Biehl’s return to liberalism pretty depressing Also the epilogue is pretty crushin

  9. says:

    The life and legacy of Murray Bookchin a NYC blue collar kid turned Vermonter a la Bernie Sanders might be important because of what is happening in of all places northern Syria Born in the 1920s to an activist communist mother who escaped from the just being born Soviet Union to Brooklyn Bookchin grew up an intellectual Marxist theorist orga

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    Reading Ecology or Catastrophe is much than reading about Murray Bookchin’s life For me it was a combination o

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Ecology or Catastrophe

Ve personal history with Bookchin as well as her access to his papers and archival research Ecology or Catastrophe offers uniue insight into his personal and professional life Founder of the social ecology movement Bookchin first started raising environmental issues in 1952 He foresaw global warming in the 1960s and even then argued that we should look into renewable energy sources as an alternative to fossil fuels Wary of pesticides and other chemicals used in industrial agriculture he was also an early advocate of small scale organic farming which has developed into the present locavore movement and the revival of organic mark. Loved it One of my favourite books of 2016 I found it uite inspiring to read about an autodidact intellectual a person of ideas that continues to be politically engaged and looking for spaces of possibility throughout a lifetime It is sadly also an account of the decline of the American left and how one like Bookchin is always left marginalized Because of his constant intellectual engagement the book is also very much a history of ideas within the radical left of the US I especially liked the earlier chapters reading about the communist milieu of Brooklyn in the 30s probably the most radical community in the history of the US and learning about the exiled German Trotskyist Joseph Weber and the movement for a democracy of content after WW2 I had never heard of Joseph Weber before a fascinating character and theorist that became Bookchin s mentor for than a decade for the autodidact Bookchin the communist party study groups in the 30s were his master degree while his PhD would be with Weber His retrogression thesis sounds bonkers when you first hear of it when you look at post war Europe but it actually makes a lot of sense and could very well have happened I also finally really understood the tendency for all these communist and Trotskyist groups to continually split uinze dias developed into the present locavore movement and the revival of organic mark. Loved it One of my favourite books of 2016 I found it uite inspiring to read about an autodidact intellectual a person of ideas that continues to be politically engaged and looking for spaces of possibility throughout a lifetime It is sadly also an account of the Cheating for the Chicken Man decline of the American left and how one like Bookchin is always left marginalized Because of his constant intellectual engagement the book is also very much a history of ideas within the radical left of the US I especially liked the earlier chapters reading about the communist milieu of Brooklyn in the 30s probably the most radical community in the history of the US and learning about the exiled German Trotskyist Joseph Weber and the movement for a The Last Runaway democracy of content after WW2 I had never heard of Joseph Weber before a fascinating character and theorist that became Bookchin s mentor for than a On Tidy Endings decade for the autodidact Bookchin the communist party study groups in the 30s were his master Flat World Navigation degree while his PhD would be with Weber His retrogression thesis sounds bonkers when you first hear of it when you look at post war Europe but it actually makes a lot of sense and could very well have happened I also finally really understood the tendency for all these communist and Trotskyist groups to continually split

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Ets Even Occupy can trace the origins of its leaderless structure and general assemblies to the nonhierarchical organizational form Bookchin developed as a libertarian socialistBookchin believed that social and ecological issues were deeply intertwined Convinced that capitalism pushes businesses to maximize profits and ignore humanist concerns he argued that eco crises could be resolved by a new social arrangement His solution was Communalism a new form of libertarian socialism that he developed An optimist and utopian Bookchin believed in the potentiality for human beings to use reason to solve all social and ecological problem. The life and legacy of Murray Bookchin a NYC blue collar kid turned Vermonter a la Bernie Sanders might be important because of what is happening in of all places northern Syria Born in the 1920s to an activist communist mother who escaped from the just being born Soviet Union to Brooklyn Bookchin grew up an intellectual Marxist theorist organizer and writerHis biographer Janet Biehl who still carries the late Bookchin s torch tells the tale of Bookchin s intellectual journey from Marxist to Trotskyite to anarchist to Green and finally to a kind of blend of New England town meeting enthusiast ecology disciple libertarian His writings would and maybe still will remain largely unknown if not for their being embraced and put into practice in 2015 2016 by a renegade region of northern Syria You can read an examination of this unlikely development at and at Biehl s biography this reader is left with the overriding impression that Bookchin was both a deep thinker and utterly naive as to the workings of human nature Again and again I was struck by the degree to which Bookchin assumes that all humans participate in civic affairs knowledgeably conscientiously and with the best of intentions In his many stops journey from Marxism to communalism one of the terms he came to embrace he seems never to have grasped the notion that lots of people are criminals misinformed dogmatically or theologically warped or would rather watch TV do nothing or game the system It seems to have taken him decades to see the reality that community decision making by consensus might feel cozy and friendly but only works when the group has shared values Still there is a lot to ponder in Bookchin s ultimate if amorphous prescription for self government 1 local is best2 face to face truly citizens talking to one another democracy is best3 making decisions based on ecological reality is fundamental he beat Rachel Carson to the market with a book on impending ecological crises including global warming but his prescription for radical social and political change to deal with it was so sweeping that nobody wanted to hear it4 Don t feel you have to replace existing government right away Just form local citizens councils anyway and government will eventually have to accept their will I have actually seen this bear fruit with our local neighborhood association It is an interesting idea given the degree to which many Americans feel their elected government does not represent them Just as an aside Biehl and Bookchin express some surprisingly scathing critiues of the sell out performance of Bernie Sanders as mayor of Burlington Vermont Worth the read just for that revelation

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Murray Bookchin was not only one of the most significant and influential environmental philosophers of the twentieth century he was also one of the most prescient From industrial agriculture to nuclear radiation Bookchin has been at the forefront of every major ecological issue since the very beginning often proposing a solution before most people even recognized there was a problemEcology or Catastrophe The Life of Murray Bookchin is the first biography of this groundbreaking environmental and political thinker Author Janet Biehl worked as his collaborator and copyeditor for 19 years editing his every word Thanks to her extensi. An amazing political biography on a true revolutionary who dedicated his life to fighting capitalism statism hierarchy and ecological destruction and advocating a liberatory society rebuilt along social and ecological lines Janet Biehl beautifully articulated Murray Bookchin s vision and ideas through a blend of narrative and history telling This book has come out at a most crucial time where our society is literally at a cross road between ecology or catastrophe and Bookchin s ideas are essential to any earnest struggle toward ecology

  • Hardcover
  • 325
  • Ecology or Catastrophe
  • Janet Biehl
  • English
  • 08 November 2019
  • 9780199342488

About the Author: Janet Biehl

My translation German to English of volume 1 of the memoirs of Sakine Cansiz was published in April 2018 by Pluto PressMy translation German to English of Revolution Rojava Democratic Autonomy and Women's Liberation in Northern Syria by Knapp Flach and Ayboga was published by Pluto Press in October 2016My book Ecology or Catastrophe The Life of Murray Bookchin was published by Oxford