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by David W. Orr

  • ISBN: 1597260320
  • Category: Other
  • Author: David W. Orr
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Island Press; 2Rev Ed edition (September 26, 2005)
  • Pages: 232 pages
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  • Rating: 4.3
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The Last Refuge book.

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PDF On May 1, 2005, Robert Costanza and others published The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and . They then offer an in-depth examination of the elements of a re-energized political system that could lead to the development of more sustainable communities

PDF On May 1, 2005, Robert Costanza and others published The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror. They then offer an in-depth examination of the elements of a re-energized political system that could lead to the development of more sustainable communities. Based on a type of self-governance that political scientist Benjamin Barber calls "strong democracy," the politics is one of engagement rather than consignment, empowering citizens by directly involving them in community decisionmaking.

Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" -SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1775 "a tightly reasoned, excellently written book that should be lethally effective in helping readers who aren't experts understand the contours of the crisis.

The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environmin an Age of Terror

The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environmin an Age of Terror. Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" -SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1775. a tightly reasoned, excellently written book that should be lethally effective in helping readers who aren't experts understand the contours of the crisis. After analyzing the challenges of reforming the currsystem, Orr offers an empowering vision of a second American Revolution that peaceably achieves sustainability and charts a hopeful course for forward-looking citizens. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Oberlin environmental scientist David Orr’s book, The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the . In a chapter titled Rewriting the Ten Commandments, Orr discusses 10 political rules that seem, unfortunately, to govern current Amer-ican politics.

Oberlin environmental scientist David Orr’s book, The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror, puts these issues into perspective. He points out that politics in America have never been as mean and bitter as they are today, and that it has all come at the worst possible time. A glance at a few of these rules serves to give their flavor. Rule Appeal always to people’s resentments and fears, not to their rationality, com-passion, or farsightedness.

He has been as a trustee of many organizations and foundations including the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Aldo Leopold Foundation. The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror. Publisher: Island Press; (March 15, 2004). Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought). Publisher: State University of New York Press (January 1992). "Environmental Studies Faculty-David Orr". TOLEDO BLADE Setting out an agenda that transcends conventional ideological labels, David Orr contends that partisan wrangling is only a symptom of a deeper dysfunction: The whole political machinery that connects Americans' fndamentally honorable ideals with public policy is broken.

Readers of David Orr's previous work will be delighted, though I suspect not surprised, to learn .

Readers of David Orr's previous work will be delighted, though I suspect not surprised, to learn that he has written yet another landmark book. The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror is a timely collection of 13 essays, most of which appeared originally in the journal Conservation Biology. The essays contained in The Last Refuge are diverse, ranging from an examination of the environmental movement's shortcomings to a scathing critique of Bjørn Lomborg's controversial book, The Skeptical Environmentalist.

"Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" -SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1775"a tightly reasoned, excellently written book that should be lethally effective in helping readers who aren't experts understand the contours of the crisis." -TOLEDO BLADEUpdated and revised following the 2004 elections, The Last Refuge describes the current state of American politics against the backdrop of mounting ecological and social problems, the corrosive influence of money, the corruption of language, and the misuse of terrorism as a political issue.Setting out an agenda that transcends conventional ideological labels, David Orr contends that partisan wrangling is only a symptom of a deeper dysfunction: The whole political machinery that connects Americans' fundamentally honorable ideals with public policy is broken. The book offers a withering critique of the failings of the Bush administration, supplemented by new essays that look at the national-level dominance of the Republican Party and examine the fallacy that the evangelical right represents a Christian majority.After analyzing the challenges of reforming the current system, Orr offers an empowering vision of a second American Revolution that peaceably achieves sustainability and charts a hopeful course for forward-looking citizens.
Reviews about The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror (4):
Brightcaster
Having read Orr's other books, I found this one to be very cynical. And whille the book is filled with prodound thoughts and suggestions, I fear that most of what he offers will, once again, be ignored. His comments on the connection between terrorism and environmental issues were enlightening.

Despite my own cynicism, however, I believe the book contains a great summary of what ails our political system (i.e. lack of courage and greed), and the book should be required reading for all students of environmental studies and politics. It should be mandatory reading for our congress as well.

The book is relatively short and is written in simple language, making it a very fast read.
Mopimicr
There are really only a couple of dynamite essays in this book. The rest are, sad to say, fairly middle of the road. I had read two of Orr's other books, "Earth in Mind" and "Ecological Literacy," which were absolutely stunning. But this effort is uneven. There are certainly many practical and revolutionary suggestions for turning our earth's fate around, but most of them have been taken up with more conviction and detail by other authors. There is a nagging sense here that Orr is kind of late to the game in some of his ideas, like undermining the idea of corporate personhood, or amending the constitution to include ecological concerns for our descendents.

So while I do recommend this book, especially because Orr is such a graceful writer, I would suggest supplementing it with some harder hitting recent material (maybe "Unequal Protection" by Thom Hartmann, "Beyond Civilization," by Daniel Quinn, or the collection of work done by POCLAD, "Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy," available on [...]
Rrd
The Last Refuge is indeed the best nonfiction book I've ever read, and all I read is nonfiction, and a lot of it. I am now into my second reading of this valuable book! David Orr is my favorite environmental author. Known by some as the "sane environmentalist", Orr is not one to do anything other than tell it to us straight. With a wonderful writing style, Orr writes for the laymen. Covering everthing from campaign finance change necessities to control of corporate charters to a proposed environmental amendment to the Constitution, Orr gives a forthright, authentic, and thorough overview of the "Great Work" (Citing Thomas Berry's wonderful book)and the things that must be doone in politics to achieve a world where poverty, hunger, pollution, species extinction and more are dealt with and ended. David Orr cites our need to update our Constiitution (A living document, meaning able to be changed) to allow for the reeling in of corporate mega abuse of our world so that suceeding generations can have a world that enables the pursuit of happiness. This book is full of great ideas and wisdom and again, it is written in a way that anyone can understand it. This book needs to be read by folks all over the country!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!
Envias
This book echoed my feelings exactly. Issues about the environment should be brought to the forefront of the national discussion...give this book to anyone influential you know and make them read it!

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