Friday, July 10, 2009

Jensen: Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change

'Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?'

- Derrick Jensen

These books by Jensen have been recommended to me by a friend :"The Culture of Make Believe," "EndgameL Vol. 1 & Vol.2," "Strangely Like War," "Welcome to the Machine," and his favorite title - which might be my next book to read, "As the World Burns: 50 Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial."

For all of Jensen's works go here.

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