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Fanaticism of the Apocalypse

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ISBN-10: 074566976X

ISBN-13: 9780745669762

Edition: 2013

Authors: Pascal Bruckner, Steven Rendall

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The planet is sick. Human beings are guilty of damaging it. We have to pay. Today, that is the orthodoxy throughout the Western world. Concern about the environment is legitimate, but catastrophism transforms us into cowering children. Distrust of progress and science, calls for individual and collective self–sacrifice to ‘save the planet’ and cultivation of fear: behind the carbon commissars, a dangerous and counterproductive ecological catastrophism is gaining ground. Bruckner locates the predecessors of today’s ecological catastrophism in Catholicism’s admonishment to give up joy in the present for the sake of eternal life and in Marxism’s demand that…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/19/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: The Return of Original Sin
The Seductive Attraction of Disaster
Give Me Back My Enemy
Have the Courage to be Afraid
Blackmailing Future Generations
Progressives Against Progress
The Last Avatar of Prometheus?
Nature, a Cruel Stepmother or a Victim?
Science in the Age of Suspicion
The Great Ascetic Regression
Humanity on a Strict Diet
The Poverty of Maceration
The Noble Savage in the Lucerne
Epilogue: The Remedy is Found in the Disease