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Here is the opening paragraph of a new book review for

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

by Bill McKibben... (that is not a typographical error, in the title)

Community may suffer from overuse more sorely than any word in the dictionary. Politicians left and right sprinkle it through their remarks the way a bad Chinese restaurant uses MSG, to mask the lack of
wholesome ingredients. But we need to rescue it; we need to make sure
that community will become, on this tougher planet, one of the most
prosaic terms in the lexicon, like hoe or bicycle or computer.
Access to endless amounts of cheap energy made us rich, and wrecked our
climate, and it also made us the first people on earth who had no
practical need of our neighbors
.

The rest of the long review, certainly right up our alley, is available at

http://www.alternet.org/vision/146623/the_surprising_reason_why_ame...


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Comment by Leo Brodie on May 1, 2010 at 7:24am
Thanks, Irv, for letting us know. That looks like a great book. And it's wonderful to read an endorsement of Transition from Bill McKibben. That will help raise awareness of this concept to a broader base of people.

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