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p. 9010. Green aspirations and anarchist futureslocked

  • Colin Ward


Anarchist thinkers were warning of the limits of growth well before the notion entered popular discourse. Today, we have a vast literature on the problems of lack of resources and environmental damage. ‘Green aspirations and anarchist futures’ argues that capitalism may have embraced the ‘green’ problem but because of its intrinsic nature, it fails to deal with the problem. Most anarchists would take it for granted that an ecologically viable society is incompatible with capitalism and its demand for expanding markets. But can we wait for the downfall of capitalism to lead a green life? As these issues become more pressing perhaps anarchism will become more relevant for the current century.

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