Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 2)

Originally published, with revisions, at Social Matter Magazine. With the early successes of Earth First! came the envious spite typical of the doctrinaire left – who, despite their penchant for accusing others of spewing ugly noxious screeds are themselves often quite guilty on that score. The opening salvo was fired by Murray Bookchin, a bloviating Hegelian … Continue reading Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 2)

Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 1)

Originally published, with revisions, at Social Matter Magazine. While its current champions would have us believe that political ecology is the exclusive domain of the Left, and often fret about the specter of entryism by racists and crypto-fascists into their struggle for world liberation, a cursory glance at the history of ecological thought reveals the opposite … Continue reading Leftward Drift and Radical Ecology: The Tragedy of Earth First! (Part 1)

Introductory: Ecology and the True Right

While a commitment to ecological integrity has long been a mainstay of the European right, in the United States it is typically regarded as a plank in the progressive political platform, part of its prepackaged offering of open borders, economic redistribution, and amoral individualism. The absence of any broad right-wing consensus on environmental questions in this … Continue reading Introductory: Ecology and the True Right