July/August 1998Right to a Way of Life
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THE NEWS IS GETTING WORSE • David Nicholson-Lord
Any objective analysis of media reporting shows they are becoming more superficial and materialistic.
RIGHT TO A WAY OF LIFE • Laura Rival
For indigenous people, human rights means the right to carry on a certain way of living.
WHAT KIND OF CITY? • Herbert Girardet
Cities of the future need to be Earth-friendly, energy-efficient andspiritually enchanting.
RESPONSIBLE WEALTH • Donella Meadows
Even some wealthy people are appalled by the widening income gap.
HUMBLE IN VENICE • Judy Gahagan
Imagine if we could flood our cities and travel by boat as in Venice.
END OF DEVELOPMENT • Andrew Mclaughlin
Development as we know it is another name for economic imperialism.
THE MILLENNIAL TREE • Andy McGeeney
There is a perfect symbol to celebrate the millennium: it is the planting of yew trees.
CHILDREN OF RUSKIN MILL • Brigitte Norland
Problems are not there to be eliminated but to be lived through.
OASES EVERYWHERE • Margaret Collier-Bendelow
The composting method of Pierre Rabhi leads to the replenishment of the land.
LUMINOUS ART • Mark Kidel
Tony Lane¹s paintings recover some of the lost power of images.
SCULPTURES OF SORROW • Chris Hall
The sculptures of Marianne Hall.
MYSTERIES OF EVERYDAY LIFE • Alan Watts
An appreciation of the thoughts of G.K. Chesterton who believed in spiritual worldliness and divinity of ordinary objects.
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
Business Diary • Sheila Moorcroft
Letters to the Editors
Recipes • Dana Spowers
Letter from America • Jay Walljasper
BODY ART • John Lane
Review of Decorated Skin: A World Survey of Body Art
DEATH BY CONSUMPTION • Nick Robins
Review of Sharing The World, and Tomorrow¹s World
GREEN INSIGHTS • Victoria Bawtree
Review of Ecopolitics: the Environment in Poststructuralist Thought
DEBT DEMOCRACY • Frances Hutchinson
Review of The Globalisation of Poverty: Impacts of IMF and World Bank Reforms
FROM PROBLEMS TO SOLUTIONS • Richard Douthwaite
Review of Towards a Sustainable Economy, and To End Poverty
MOTHER TO MILLIONS • John Elkington
Review of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature
QUESTIONING TOURISM • Greg Neale
Review of Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel
A WARRIOR WOMAN • Claus Biegert
Review of Last Standing Woman
A MAN FOR OUR TIME • Cecil Evans
Review of Gandhi and the Contemporary World
CELEBRATING SOLITUDE • Lindsay Clarke
Review of Hermits: The Insights of Solitude
A MILLENNIUM CURRICULUM • Mary Tasker
Review of Education for Sustainability
ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE • Seaton Baxter
Review of Valuing Nature: Economics, Ethics and Environment
HUMAN HABITATS • David Pearson
Review of Designing Ecological Settlements
MOVED BY MOUNTAINS • Julia Ponsonby
Review of Sacred Mountains: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Meaning