Endgame, Vol 1: The Collapse of Civilization and the Rebirth of Community

Derrick Jensen

Language: English

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Published: Nov 1, 2005


"Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived."-Howard Zinn "Derrick Jensen is a gifted and lyrical writer on a wide range of critical issues. He is unrelenting in his commitment to the environment and justice."-Winona LaDuke The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen's immensely popular and highly acclaimed works "A Language Older Than Words" and "The Culture of Make Believe," Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, "Endgame" sets out to explore how this relationship impels us toward a revolutionary and as-yet undiscovered shift in strategy. Building on a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen leaves us hoping for what may be inevitable: a return to agrarian communal life via the disintegration of civilization itself. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, "Endgame" leapfrogs the environmental movement's deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological revolution. Derrick Jensen, activist, author, small farmer, bee-keeper, teacher, and philosopher, is the widely acclaimed author of "A Language Older Than Words" and "The Culture of Make Believe," among others. A finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize whose writing has been described as "breaking and mending the reader's heart," Jensen's speaking engagements in recent years have packed university auditoriums, conferences, and bookstores nationwide. He lives in rural California.