A True Anarchist: Edward Abbey

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A True Anarchist: Edward Abbey

Postby Duane » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:29 pm

Well, not really an anarchist per se, but certainly one of the most compelling voices of the whole conservation movement.

This is about 20 minutes of an hour long speech, and after a bit of a slow start, he pithily rails on the industrialists and bureaucrats who trash our last remaining wilderness areas. If you've ever read Desert Solitaire or The Monkey Wrench Gang (which Dave Foreman and others used as inspiration to establish the Earth First! environmental advocacy group.

Listen to this. Trust me, you WILL NOT be bored.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW0QdfjQWoc (part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sYcbfT5_og (part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZMqjkP8HDM (part 3)

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Re: A True Anarchist: Edward Abbey

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:51 am

Didn't like that "true anarchist" Jibe, but I will admit that I have never heard of this person.

Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry, are the Abbey's of today.

Anarchists are not against cities, we just want a more ecumenical outlay. I look towards South America for the anarchism to steer for.

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Re: A True Anarchist: Edward Abbey

Postby Tony Rabig » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:57 am

And Abbey's novel BRAVE COWBOY was the basis for the film LONELY ARE THE BRAVE, with Kirk Douglas and Walter Matthau.

Bests to all

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