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The Enemy of Nature


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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Part I - The Culprit
    • Chapter 1 - Introduction
    • Chapter 2 - The Ecological Crisis
    • Chapter 3 - Capital
    • Chapter 4 - Capitalism
  • Part II - The Domination of Nature
    • Chapter 5 - On Ecologies
    • Chapter 6 - Capital and the Domination of Nature
  • Part III - Ecosocialism
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 7 - Critique of Actually Existing Ecopolitics
    • Chapter 8 - Prefiguration
    • Chapter 9: Ecosocialism
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Joel Kovel is Distinguished Professor of Social Studies at Bard College. He has written ten books and edits the journal of radical ecology, Capitalism Nature Socialism, since 2003 and has been active in Green politics, running for the US Senate in 1998, and seeking the party's presidential nomination in 2000.


'A terrific read...this book is "vital" in the most profound meaning of that word.' - Review of Radical Political Economics 'Full of insights into the relationship between ecological degradation and capitalist expansion, this is a must-read for thinkers and activists'. - Walden Bello 'The Enemy of Nature' is a challenging book, written with passion and eloquence. Its forcefully stressed core message is that 'capital cannot be reformed: it either rules and destroys us, or is destroyed, so that we may have a lease on life'. The underlying causes and their far-reaching implications are systematically explored, rich in detail and insights, leading to much needed radical conclusions. The book should be read by all those who are concerned about the survival of the human species. - Istvan Meszaros, author of 'Marx's Theory of Alienation' and 'Beyond Capital' 'Joel Kovel has brought us a persuasive, passionate and hopeful ecosocialist manifesto. He shows how problems from toxic pollution to globalized poverty reflect the inner logic of capitalism, and extends the lessons of Marxism and other radical traditions to illuminate a path toward an ethical and ecological revolution. This book offers much food for thought to all who seek a systemic understanding of today's social and ecological crises.' - Brian Tokar, activist and author of 'Redesigning Life?', 'Earth for Sale' 'A necessary and timely book. Necessary because it openly declares capitalism as THE destroyer of the earth and all eco-systems. Timely, because it appears at a moment when more and more people are beginning to lose faith in capital's ability to solve the social and ecological crises. The book is a must for all those who are active in the international movement against corporate-driven globalization and who look for a perspective beyond capital's enslavement of nature and people.' - Maria Mies, author and activist 'The Enemy of Nature exposes better than any other single work the extent and depth of capitalism's global ecological destruction. This master work by Joel Kovel then pursues the necessary implications -- including the opportunity and need to imagine an ecological socialist society. Kovel shows that the core conditions of such a society are the accession of quality over quantity and use-value over exchange-value, with the emancipatory possibilities these imply.' - James O'Connor, author of 'Natural Causes: Essays in Ecological Marxism' 'Full of insights into the relationship between ecological degradation and capitalist expansion, this is a must read for thinkers and activists.' - Walden Bello, Executive Director, Focus on the Global South, Thailand Joel Kovel has written a highly original and theoretically elegant argument that ecological crisis and capitalist exploitation of labour must be understood as two aspects of the same problem, and therefore remedies for ecological destruction require the destruction of capitalism. In the process, he puts forward an account of the ways the gendered separation of man from nature (woman) lies at the root of a masculinist capitalism. The abolition of patriarchy, then, becomes central to the ecosocialist project. In addition to this impressive reworking of Marxist theory, he offers a visionary program of practical political action' - Nancy Hartsock, Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington

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