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Falter by Bill McKibben
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Bill McKibben goes after much more than climate change in this book. He goes after the posthuman movement, libertarians, and the far right, oil companies, Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan. This book takes in the sweeping panorama of the moment which is on the precipice and addresses most of the major players on the political stage at the moment. McKibben is an environmentalist so he knows things are dire but his analysis of what got us here is some of the best political writing of the American scene and his portrayal of major players and many of the fatally flawed visions is critiqued here. Even if you don't read environmental books this one does a good job of explaining much more than the environmental crisis but the crisis of capitalism itself. recommended.

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