Activist Jensen's absorbing and insightful writings and speeches have placed him in the vanguard of the environmental movement. For some time, he tried to work within the system, but ultimately he realized that we cannot "vote our way to justice or shop our way to sustainability." In this two-volume work, the final part of a rough trilogy that includes A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe, Jensen hopes to encourage those who care passionately about our planet's ecological crisis to become more radical and militant. Our industrial global economy, he argues in Volume 1, creates untenable and infinite demand, poisons our bodies, pollutes our surroundings, and leads to domination by the greediest. Such degradation of the natural world has to be stopped before every living thing is destroyed. Since those corporations that abuse the earth will not change their ruthlessly aggressive behavior, and since governments on the whole support corporate interests, counterviolence is an appropriate response. In Volume 2, Jensen supports this controversial premise with intelligent and logical arguments, analogies, dialogs, personal experience, and facts. Written with passion, anger, frustration, hope, and even humor, this massive work is highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Ilse Heidmann, Washington State Lib., Olympia Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.