Issue 191 • November/December 1998
Welcome • Satish Kumar
WILDLANDS PHILANTHROPY • Doug Tompkins
There is a growing new passion among a small number of millionaires in the USA - to save wild nature
WILDERNESS IN BRITAIN • Paul Kingsnorth
Saving Snowdon is a step in the right direction.
VORTEX OF IMMENSITY • Lewis H. Lapham
Monolithic and mammoth organisations are better suited to the tasks of destruction than to the work of imagination.
FROM CONSUMPTION TO SATISFACTION • Paul Ekins
The idea of consumption has gained a near-dictatorial power over the way societies are run.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT • Brendan O'Friel
Is there a relationship between growth in crime and growth in consumerism?
FISH AND FAST FOOD • David Nicholson-Lord
The rhetoric of development provides an invaluable camouflage for the exploiter.
BEGGING BABIES • Andrew Simms
Aid agencies use the desperate faces of children from poor countries to raise funds, ignoring the causes of poverty.
NONSANTO SPIRIT OF THE EARTH • Vaclav Havel
It is not enough to invent new machines and new institutions; we need the universal recovery of the human spirit.
MUSIC AND SILENCE • Sting
Music is probably the oldest religious rite. The first priests were probably musicians, the first prayers were probably songs.
A SCULPTOR OF SPIRIT • Peter Abbs
To understand the work of John Meirion Morris we have to see the artist as a spiritual agent.
THREE WISE MEN • Nick Robins
Hayek, Popper and Polanyi and the riddle of globalisation.
ECO-PHILOSOPHER • Robin Waterfield
Humanity, frugality, caring for the Earth and the interconnectedness of all things are the themes which underpin Kahlil Gibran's poetry.
ETHICAL INVESTMENT GETS REAL • Matthew Harragin
In the eighties ethical investors were largely disinvesting from unacceptable companies but in the nineties all that is changing.
JOY OF JUNK-SWAPPING • Judy Jones
The idea is admirably simple: clear out everything you don't want and let people take what they fancy.
A HOUSE OF LEARNING • Donella Meadows
Oberlin College is building an environmental studies centre which is an ecological statement in itself.
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
Good News For Gaia • Lorna Howarth
Business Diary • Sheila Moorcroft
Poetry • Wendell Berry & Kathleen Raine
Letter from America • Jay Walljasper
Letters to the Editors
Recipes • Dana Spowers
WE CAN BREATHE AGAIN • Roger Franklin
Review of The Manic Sun: Weather Theories Confounded
SCIENCE AND COMMERCE • Richard Tapper
Review of Genetic Engineering - Dream or Nightmare?
GLOBAL EQUITY • Tony Juniper
Review of Greening the North..A Post-Industrial Blueprint for Ecology and Equity
MARKET HEGEMONY • Mary Tasker
Review of False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism
PLEONEXIA • Gary Lachman
Review of Waiting for the Barbarians
MONEY AND DEBT • David Boyle
Review of What Everybody Really Wants to Know about Money and The Grip of Death: a study of modern money
GREEN ROUTES • Julia Ponsonby
Review of The Green Lanes of England
A DEEP SENSE OF PLACE • Roger Kelly
Review of An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy
SIBYLS OF THE EARTH • Lindsay Clarke
Review of When Oracles Speak
ECOCRITICISM • Terry Gifford
Review of Writing the Environment: Ecocriticism and Literature
THE COMMUNITARIANS • John Button
Review of Diggers and Dreamers: The Guide to Communal Living 98/99
THE FOURTH WISE MAN • John Lane
Review of The Greatest Gift: The Story of the Other Wise Man
TRANSFORMATION • Diana Schumacher
Review of Women in Search of the Sacred FORESTS OF THE
FUTURE • Andy McGeeney
Review of Ecoforestry: The Art and Science of Sustainable Forest Use
US BOOK ROUND-UP • Kirkpatrick Sale
Review of Pulling The Plug