On the dilemmas of activism

Finally the tables are starting to turn...

Tracy Chapman, "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" (1988)

With prevailing economic systems in various degrees of disarray, the worldwide environmental movement seems uniquely positioned to serve as a vehicle for a civilization ordered on a new basis. It is clear now that both capitalism and socialism, in all their experimental forms, have failed to create ecologically sustainable economies.

Mark Dowie, Losing Ground (1996: 262-263)

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