The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror / Edition 1

The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror / Edition 1

by David W. Orr
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559635282

ISBN-13: 9781559635288

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Island Press

Orr (environmental science and politics, Oberlin College) takes as his text the observation that Americans are the most media saturated and the least informed people on the planet. Many reprinted from the journal Conservation Biology, a dozen essays look at recent US politics and the flourishing art of denial; four aspects of what has come to be known as…  See more details below

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Orr (environmental science and politics, Oberlin College) takes as his text the observation that Americans are the most media saturated and the least informed people on the planet. Many reprinted from the journal Conservation Biology, a dozen essays look at recent US politics and the flourishing art of denial; four aspects of what has come to be known as sustainability; and the deep intersection of human frailties, possibilities, and obligations with global ecological realities. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559635288
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction to the 2005 Edition
 
PART I. Politics
Chapter 1. James Madison 's Nightmare
Chapter 2. Authentic Christianity and the Problem of Earthly Power
Chapter 3. Walking North on a Southbound Train
Chapter 4. Rewriting the Ten Commandments 
Chapter 5. The Events of 9/11: A View from the Margin
Chapter 6. The Labors of Sisyphus 
 
PART II. Challenges
Chapter 7. Four Challenges of Sustainability
Chapter 8. Leverage
Chapter 9. A Literature of Redemption
Chapter 10. Diversity
 
PART III. Reconstruction
Chapter 11. The Uses of Prophecy
Chapter 12. The Constitution of Nature
Chapter 13. Imagine a World: The Education of Our Leaders
Chapter 14. Postscript:The Hour before Dawn
 
Appendix 1: The Education of Power
Appendix 2: Common Ground/Common Future (with L.Hunter Lovins)
Notes 
Selected Bibliography 
Index 

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