Publisher: AK Press
Released: February 21, 2023
Moving toward an ecological utopia.
According to Murray Bookchin, a humane solution to the climate crisis—a crisis he was among the first to identify—will require replacing industrial capitalism with an egalitarian, ecological society, decentralized democratic communities, and sustainable technologies like solar power, organic agriculture, and humanly scaled industries. Since he first penned these ideas, our situation has only gotten worse, and people want answers. Drawing on rich traditions of ecological science, anthropology, history, utopian philosophy, and ethics, Remaking Society offers today's environmentalists a coherent framework for social and ecological reconstruction. This pioneering work on nature and society provides readers with clear strategies for averting disaster.
Praise for Remaking Society
"We should have listened to Murray Bookchin.... He has been warning us about what we are doing to our society and what we are doing to one another."
Murray Bookchin (1921–2006) was an active voice in the ecology, anarchist, and communalist movements for more than fifty years. His groundbreaking essay, “Ecology and Revolutionary Thought” (1964), was one of the first to assert that capitalism’s grow-or-die ethos was on a dangerous collision course with the natural world that would include the devastation of the planet by global warming. Bookchin is the author of The Ecology of Freedom, among two dozen other books. He was born in New York, NY.