Author(s): Murray Bookchin
"The Ecology of Freedom" is indispensable reading for anyone who's tired of living in a world where everything, and everyone, is an exploitable resource. Murray Bookchin uses an inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology, philosophy and political theory to trace our society's conflicting legacies of freedom and domination, from the first emergence of human culture to today's global capitalism. This title expounds on the proposition that "the very notion of the domination of nature by man stems from the very real domination of human by human" and suggests that our nightmare will continue until hierarchy is dissolved and human beings develop more sane, sustainable and egalitarian social structures.
Murray Bookchin is cofounder of the Institute for Social Ecology. An active voice in the ecology and anarchist movements for more than forty years, he has written numerous books and articles, including: Anarchism, Marxism and the Future of the Left, Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism, The Spanish Anarchists, The Ecology of Freedom, Urbanization Without Cities, and Re-enchanting Humanity. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.