Issue 193 • March/April 1999
Deterrence - Nature - Wild
Welcome • Satish Kumar
DEATH BY DETERRENCE • General Lee Butler
Deterrence is a dialogue of the blind with the deaf.
HOW HUMANS DISCOVERED THE WILD • David Nicholson-Lord
For many people David Attenborough is the public face of natural history.
HUMAN NUMBERS • John Gray
Reducing consumption and human numbers is a priority.
THE BIG PICTURE • Lee-Anne Broadhead
We've had twenty-five years of environmental agreements and the world is getting worse.
WHO WILL FEED THE WORLD • Sarah Sexton
First chemical fertilizers, then the Green Revolution, and now genetic engineering promises to feed the world.
SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION • Charlie Pye-Smith
Sustainable consumption is a poverty issue, an efficiency issue and a moral issue.
OBSOLESCENCE • David Ehrenfeld
The word "obsolete" comes much too easily to our tongues.
ECOLOGY OF MONEY • David Korten
Contrary to its claims, capitalism is the mortal enemy of democracy and the market.
OR A PRIVATE LANGUAGE • Maurice Ash
Language is social. Its meanings are never fixed. It can never be reduced to tables, formulas or slogans.
BASIC NEEDS • Jeremy Seabrook
Basic needs are for the poor. No one ever thinks of offering such a formula to the rich.
ART IN NATURE • June Ashburner & Kenneth Ashburner
In the foothills of Dartmoor, art, science and nature meet.
ARTIST OF THE INTERIOR • Hazel Leslie
The art of Evelyn Williams reveals the deepest human feelings.
A WOMAN OF TREES • Stuart Franklin
Julia Hill has been living up a tree for the past twelve months.
CONQUERING CORRUPTION • Bunker Roy
In rural Rajasthan ordinary people forced village officials to surrender money obtained by corrupt means.
SCIENCE OF WHOLENESS • Brian Goodwin
The study of science requires an understanding of quality as well as quantity.
SHOP LOCALLY • Roy Evans
The Happy Pear Project in the village of Hartland is an initiative in rural economy.
HOUSE OF STRAW • Peter Lang
Near the City of Gloucester, Jim Wallis has built a house which is beautiful, sustainable and inexpensive.
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
Letter from America • Jay Walljasper
Business Diary • Sheila Moorcroft
Good News For Gaia • Lorna Howarth
Poetry • Czeslaw Milosz
Letters to the Editors • Paul Kingsnorth
Field Days - an anthology of Poetry
EARTH POEMS • Alastair McIntosh
Review of Scottish Ground
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION • Ronald Lello
Review of The Inner Christ
TIME MEASURED • Jay Griffiths
Review of The Calendar
PSYCHOLOGY BEYOND SELF • Maura Sills
Review of The Resonance of Emptiness
A SPIRITUAL WARRIOR • John Lane
Review of Loyalty Demands Dissent
A GENEROUS GARDENER • Brigitte Norland
Review of City Fields, Country Gardens - Allotment Essays
PLANETARY RHYTHMS • Alan Brockman
Review of Planting by the Moon, a Gardener's Calendar 1999