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Lewis Mumford | Lewis Mumford

john-michael-greer's picture
Any number of metaphors might be used for the predicament today’s industrial societies face as the age of cheap energy stumbles to its end, but the one that keeps coming to mind is drawn from a scene in one of the favorite books of my childhood, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.  It’s the point in the...
arlene-goldbard's picture
By now, I know my tribe: like Lewis Mumford, "I'm a pessimist about probabilities; I'm an optimist about possibilities." (Or like Gramsci: "Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.") If you're a member too, perhaps you also watched Battlestar Galactica, a sci-fi...