Slow Down

Slow Down How Degrowth Communism Can Save the Earth

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Publisher's Synopsis

Will green capitalism save the planet? Is it even trying?

Not when the very logic of the capitalist system pits it against Earth's life-support systems, as the Japanese philosopher Kohei Saito demonstrates in this astonishing international bestseller.

Drawing on cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines, Saito shows how nothing but a transformation of our economic life can save us from climate collapse. Karl Marx himself reached this breakthrough at the
end of his life, long before climate change had even begun. It radically altered his vision of proletarian revolution. Now that we are entering our own end-game, we must grasp Marx's final lesson before it is too late.

If we are to avoid the most terrible political prospects of of climate change, the future must belong to degrowth communism, a fair and humane existence within the limits of nature. There is no alternative: the endless
acceleration of capital has run out of road. We must slow down.

Book information

ISBN: 9781399612975
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.927
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 8552
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 500g
Height: 162mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 30mm