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Can Life Prevail?, the latest book by Finnish environmentalist Pentti Linkola, provides a radical yet firmly grounded perspective on the ecological problems. PDF | On Jan 1, , PHILIP CAFARO and others published Can Life Prevail? A Revolutionary Approach to the Environmental Crisis by Pentti Linkola. Pentti Linkola Kaarlo Pentti Linkola was born in Helsinki, Finland in Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman.

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But to Linkola, the grocery store windows plastered with sale prices are ugly: This would be a sensible way to diminish the population of the world, without hurting anybody. I do agree with him on many things but he often mixes his better ideas with silly ones. People will definitely not slip into oblivion while hugging each other.

He lives a simple and austere life. The best thing reading ‘Can life Prevail’ has done for me is to get me thinking more seriously about environmental issues which so often get sidetracked in almost every arena but particularly in racialist circles despite having a presence among a few members.

Harris, Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, contends that while most environmentalists in Finland have distanced themselves from Linkola, those concerned about the environment avidly read his writings. Most of us including the scientists and world leaders do not seem to be aware that the rampant hunger of global capitalism and industrialization has eaten up the natural resources to intolerable extent.

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Ludovici Trevor Lynch J. Admittedly, I skimmed several of the articles about birds and animals, racing to the final chapter, where he describes his plan to avert ecocollapse.

Book Review November 10, Retrieved 30 January Manufacturing should be state-owned, producing only high-quality products that are necessary. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov: His love for nature is pntti — he made a living as a fisherman from a rowboat and sold his fish to local people from a horse-drawn cart, in his native land, Finland until he reached retirement age, he penttk uses any type of energy-consumed transportation he once liffe around the Europe with his wife on bikes to watch birds and enjoy the naturehe avoids all kinds of devices and modern technology so on and so forth.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Overall, I would suggest people to read it but to skip the first three chapters.

Can Life Prevail?

Milla rated it really liked it May 14, But to Linkola, the grocery store windows plastered with sale prices are ugly:. Jul 27, Roar rated it really liked it. He promotes rapid population decline in order to combat the problems commonly attributed to overpopulation. Andrew rated it really liked it Aug 02, Born in Helsinki, Finland, inhe lived linnkola of his life in a small cabin and, before his retirement, supported himself by catching fish and selling them from a horse cart.

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Linkola at his best is making broad statements about humanity, over-population, liberalism, the market economy, and democracy. Feb 20, Greg Paulson rated it liked it. Besides, the people of wealthy countries are the most frustrated, unemployed, unhappy, suicidal, sedentary, worthless and aimless people pervail history. Democracies, being political systems with individual desires as the highest goals, empower human selfishness.

The best of The Public square: Linkola freely and simply states that some people have no value. He despises the so-called western culture and democracy.

Pentti Linkola’s ‘Can Life Prevail?’: Book Review

The final stages in the life of humanity will be marked by the monstrous war of all against all: I also support birth restrictions. Either way, it is a much more humane option than most modern farms.

Just not that interesting. We can van thank prosperity for bringing us — among other things — two million cars, millions of glowing, electronic entertainment boxes, and many unneeded buildings to cover the green earth. Institute on Religion lice Public Life. However, it’s totally unnecessary to say them.

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