The Long Descent
A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial AgeBook - 2008
Americans are expressing deep concern about U.S. dependence on petroleum, rising energy prices, and the threat of climate change. Greer examines the basis of such fear through three core themes: Industrial society is following the same well-worn path that has led other civilizations into decline, a path involving a much slower and more complex transformation than the sudden catastrophes imagined by so many social critics today; the roots of the crisis lie in the cultural stories that shape the way we understand the world; it is too late for massive programs for top-down change; the change must come from individuals.
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2008
Characteristics: xii, 259 p. ; 23 cm