Why Hope?: The Stand Against Civilization

Why Hope?: The Stand Against Civilization

John Zerzan Lang Gore / Jan 26, 2020

Why Hope The Stand Against Civilization The infamous eco anarchist John Zerzan whose books have resulted in recent interviews by Vice and Believer magazines checks in with further provocative articles about the chaotic results of civilizat

  • Title: Why Hope?: The Stand Against Civilization
  • Author: John Zerzan Lang Gore
  • ISBN: 9781627310192
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • The infamous eco anarchist John Zerzan whose books have resulted in recent interviews by Vice and Believer magazines, checks in with further provocative articles about the chaotic results of civilization and technology.Says novelist Lang Gore in his introduction The present collection of essays continues the overarching thrust of John s scholarship, unveiling the post apoThe infamous eco anarchist John Zerzan whose books have resulted in recent interviews by Vice and Believer magazines, checks in with further provocative articles about the chaotic results of civilization and technology.Says novelist Lang Gore in his introduction The present collection of essays continues the overarching thrust of John s scholarship, unveiling the post apocalyptic nature of our times by noting the apocalypse was yesterday, several thousand years ago, to be precise, and that nothing produced by civilization can ever redeem the systematic attempt it has undertaken these very few millennia to destroy or alienate any human connection with the earth In fact, when civilized Europeans imposed themselves everywhere on Earth, they created a terminal crisis for themselves by their very contact with indigenous societies Suddenly, those with eyes to see and ears to hear could recognize that patriarchy, property and authority, and certainly slavery, were neither necessary nor desirable, let alone determined by human nature.

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      • John Zerzan Lang Gore

        American anarchist and primitivist philosopher and author His works criticize agricultural civilization as inherently oppressive, and advocate drawing upon the ways of life of hunter gatherers as an inspiration for what a free society should look like Some subjects of his criticism include domestication, language, symbolic thought such as mathematics and art and the concept of time.


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    1. There are some important ideas in here (the internet connects nowhere to nowhere; 'the direction is clear: a return to the normal human condition of lower complexity toward life, health, community, a face-to-face world of robust, re-skilled individuals') and some other interesting ones (time is bad; marx is bad; we should call it the Sea and not the Earth). I came to this book because I have fond memories of reading Against Civilization, or at least think of it as changing how I thought. And bec [...]


    2. The anarcho-primitivist gives us means and urgency to investigate our human past and confront our lives today; in doing so, to seriously inquire what we may have lost in all we have gained. It is a noble and important cause and Zerzan is in its vanguard. Unfortunately, in Why Hope?, this radical philosophy comes across as mere nostalgia. To be crueler, its author is here the voice of a curmudgeon yelling at the world outside his door. No specific theme connects this series of essays, and the dis [...]



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