The Last Refuge
Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror
By (author) David W. Orr
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Last Refuge by David W. Orr
Book DescriptionUpdated 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559635288
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David W. Orr
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Author Biography - David W. Orr
DAVID W. ORR is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College. The recipient of the Bioneers Award and the Lyndhurst Prize, he has written three previous books including Earth in Mind (Island Press 1994), see page 24.
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