Curtis White is an essayist and author who serves as a Professor of English at Illinois State University. His essays have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Village Voice, and In These Times. His most recent books include The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers, The Barbaric Heart: Faith, Money, and the Crisis of Nature, and The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption, and the Culture of Total Work.
THERE IS A FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION that environmentalists are not very good at asking, let alone answering: “Why is this, the destruction of the natural world, happening?” We ordinarily think of environmentalists Continue reading
Last of a two-part series. See The Idols of Environmentalism for part one. I ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE THE ASPHALTING of the country as a sin against the world of nature, but we Continue reading
For part two of this two-part series, see The Ecology of Work. ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION proceeds apace in spite of all the warnings, the good science, the 501(c)3 organizations with their memberships Continue reading