Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Discussion: Endgame: Volume I: The Problem of Civilization

In Volume I: The Problem of Civilization, Jensen lays out a series of provocative premises, including “Civilization is not and can never be sustainable”. Jensen vividly imagines an end to technologized, industrialized civilization and a return to agragrian communal life. Using his premises as guidelines for exploring real-world problems, Jensen guides us toward concrete solutions by focusing on our most primal human desire: to live on a healthy earth.
Is civilization redeemable?
Why are his premises offensive to Americans? 
  • Redemption: an American idea
  • American Dream
Assignment:  Henry David Thoreau "Civil Disobedience"; Ghandi readings

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