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Dr. Richard York co-authors a new book on capitalism and the environment

Professor Richard York published a new book, co-authored with John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark, through the Monthly Review Press in October 2010.  “The Ecological Rift:  Capitalism’s War on the Earth” presents a radical critique of modern environmental problems through the lens of environmental sociology and Marxist theory.  In it, York, Foster and Clark suggest that an “ecological rift” exists between modern capitalism and ecosystems.  To achieve sustainable human development, they suggest a fundamental shift in the way societies view economy and the environment.

The book has received rave reviews from Annie Leonard, Herman Daly, and Derrick Jensen, among others.