The Logic of Human Survival
Book Review

Sheppard, Barry

Publisher:  Against the Current
Date Written:  01/11/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23451

Review of a Marxist look at the concept of the Anthropocene.



A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism
By Ian Angus
Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017, 160 pages, $22 paperback.

This book follows the author's previous one, Facing the Anthropocene, also published by Monthly Review Press, in 2016....

This new book contains polemics, debates and articles from a Marxist perspective, dealing mainly not with the climate change deniers but with other environmentalists, scientists and socialists, who differ with each other on explanations and solutions....

The book is divided into five sections. The first is "Natural Science and the Making of Scientific Socialism," a necessary foundation for the rest of the book and a necessary clarification among Marxists....

I will concentrate on the book's first section, because the issues it raises are still in dispute among Marxists. I’ll also deal with aspects of the second section which are also in dispute in the broader environmentalist movement.

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