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Bring on the Apocalypse: Six Arguments for Global Justice

Bring on the Apocalypse: Six Arguments for Global Justice

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By (author) George Monbiot

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 19mm | 245g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843548585
  • ISBN 13: 9781843548584
  • Sales rank: 522,807

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This incendiary collection of essays about money, religion, war, power, culture and nature adds up to a striking wake-up call about the world's need for social justice, and is now available in paperback. In these incendiary essays, George Monbiot tears apart the fictions of religious conservatives, the claims of those who deny global warming and the lies of the governments and newspapers that led us into war. He takes no prisoners, exposing government corruption in devastating detail while clashing with people as diverse as Bob Geldof, Ann Widdecombe and David Bellamy.But alongside his investigative journalism, Monbiot's book contains some remarkable essays about what it means to be human. Monbiot explores the politics behind Constable's "The Cornfield" that shows how driving cars has changed the way we think and argues that eternal death is a happier prospect than eternal life.

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George Monbiot is the author of Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning, The Age of Consent and Captive State. A celebrated eco-activist, he was presented with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement by Nelson Mandela. He is currently Visiting Professor of Planning at Oxford Brookes University.

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"'A dazzling command of science and a relentless faith in people... I never miss reading him.' Naomi Klein 'Crisply argued and provocative.' Financial Times 'Fluent and engaging... supremely knowledgeable and passionate... There's so much good sense in this book - every sentence makes you reflect deeply and question structures, politics and mindsets as well as one's own life. Monbiot challenges like no other writer.' John Green, Morning Star 'Monbiot is prepared to get his hands dirty with the most seemingly trivial sources in order to expose some sinister contemporary trends... Purposely eclectic and impressively incisive... Bring on the Apocalypse is a rich and abundant source of arguments for social progress.' Mark Brown, Herald"