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Issue 191 • November/December 1998

Wildlands Philanthropy

Out of print

Welcome

Welcome •

Feature Articles

WILDLANDS PHILANTHROPY •

There is a growing new passion among a small number of millionaires in the USA - to save wild nature

WILDERNESS IN BRITAIN •

Saving Snowdon is a step in the right direction.

VORTEX OF IMMENSITY •

Monolithic and mammoth organisations are better suited to the tasks of destruction than to the work of imagination.

FROM CONSUMPTION TO SATISFACTION •

The idea of consumption has gained a near-dictatorial power over the way societies are run.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT •

Is there a relationship between growth in crime and growth in consumerism?

FISH AND FAST FOOD •

The rhetoric of development provides an invaluable camouflage for the exploiter.

BEGGING BABIES •

Aid agencies use the desperate faces of children from poor countries to raise funds, ignoring the causes of poverty.

NONSANTO SPIRIT OF THE EARTH •

It is not enough to invent new machines and new institutions; we need the universal recovery of the human spirit.

MUSIC AND SILENCE •

Music is probably the oldest religious rite. The first priests were probably musicians, the first prayers were probably songs.

A SCULPTOR OF SPIRIT •

To understand the work of John Meirion Morris we have to see the artist as a spiritual agent.

THREE WISE MEN •

Hayek, Popper and Polanyi and the riddle of globalisation.

ECO-PHILOSOPHER •

Humanity, frugality, caring for the Earth and the interconnectedness of all things are the themes which underpin Kahlil Gibran's poetry.

Frontline

ETHICAL INVESTMENT GETS REAL •

In the eighties ethical investors were largely disinvesting from unacceptable companies but in the nineties all that is changing.

JOY OF JUNK-SWAPPING •

The idea is admirably simple: clear out everything you don't want and let people take what they fancy.

A HOUSE OF LEARNING •

Oberlin College is building an environmental studies centre which is an ecological statement in itself.

Regulars

Up the Elephant and Round the Castle

Good News For Gaia

Business Diary

Poetry &

Letter from America

Letters to the Editors

Recipes

Reviews

WE CAN BREATHE AGAIN •

Review of The Manic Sun: Weather Theories Confounded

SCIENCE AND COMMERCE •

Review of Genetic Engineering - Dream or Nightmare?

GLOBAL EQUITY •

Review of Greening the North..A Post-Industrial Blueprint for Ecology and Equity

MARKET HEGEMONY •

Review of False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism

PLEONEXIA •

Review of Waiting for the Barbarians

MONEY AND DEBT •

Review of What Everybody Really Wants to Know about Money and The Grip of Death: a study of modern money

GREEN ROUTES •

Review of The Green Lanes of England

A DEEP SENSE OF PLACE •

Review of An Architecture for People: The Complete Works of Hassan Fathy

SIBYLS OF THE EARTH •

Review of When Oracles Speak

ECOCRITICISM •

Review of Writing the Environment: Ecocriticism and Literature

THE COMMUNITARIANS •

Review of Diggers and Dreamers: The Guide to Communal Living 98/99

THE FOURTH WISE MAN •

Review of The Greatest Gift: The Story of the Other Wise Man

TRANSFORMATION •

Review of Women in Search of the Sacred FORESTS OF THE

FUTURE •

Review of Ecoforestry: The Art and Science of Sustainable Forest Use

US BOOK ROUND-UP •

Review of Pulling The Plug

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