El Boletín (no. 2)

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Introduction

In this second issue, we have changed the focus of some of the articles. Decanting from a more general perspective, we offer two articles that analyze, respectively, the recent history of human societies and implications of this chain of events from an “ecological” or ecocentric perspective. First, “The Shadow of the Past” shows us the importance of the adoption of agriculture and industrialization for human societies, the dire consequences they have had, and have, both [sic] for nature and, in the end, the great liabilities that they turn into for the societies that have adopted them, to the point that they determine the direction of their development more than any other political, ideological, or sociological factor. Second, “Welcome Home to the Pleistocene” explains the thought of a person, Paul Shepard, of whom we had barely heard, but with whom, it turns out, we share multiple ideas about industrial society, human nature, the value of wildness, etc.

We consider terms like “ecocentrism,” “materialism,” and “darwinism” to refer to basic concepts when it comes to understanding our position with respect to the autonomy of the wild. This includes the idea that human beings are a species in the biosphere from which they have long since separated, causing innumerable disasters that today techno-industrial society is intensifying.

We have received two letters commenting on some points in the previous bulletin, which prompted us to start a new section that we hope helps clarify  principles in respect to wildness and a non-leftist critique of techno-industrial society.

Table of Contents

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  1. The Shadow of the Past (p. 5-26)
  2. Welcome Home to the Pleistocene by Tomislav Markus (pp. 27-61)
  3. Review of the Book by Martha Lee, Earth First!: Environmental Apocalypse (pp. 62-77)
  4. Comments on the Articles

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