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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Arktos Media, Pentti Linkola is an environmentalist who practices what he preaches. Though two other groups are worthy of blame as well: In placing the blame on the creators of this new Zeitgeist, Linkola singles out journalists as a particularly vile and harmful category of men, for they are the ones who promulgate the reigning cultural hegemony.

Can Life Prevail? – Arktos

Open Preview See a Problem? In anther essay, Linkola talks about the emotional and spiritual consequences of advertising. Author Pentti Dan is something of a cult figure in Deep Ecology who has collected some interesting bedfellows and supporters along the way.

But there’s a lot I agree with, too.

Pentti Linkola – Wikipedia

Linkola grew up in Helsinki, spending his summers in the countryside at the farm of his maternal grandfather Hugo Suolahti. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The best of The Public square: Linkola freely and simply states that some people have no value. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Efforts and energy should be directed instead at suppressing the population explosion that is causing environmental devastation. Reviews and Related Articles 2 Pfevail lives as a model for his own beliefs, having given up his nascent biology career in favor penthi making a living as a fisherman. Journalists effectively have the same function as the sales signs in shop windows or the advertising leaflets in our letterboxes.

Particularly, his call to “eliminate competition” between humans is completely unrealistic and not even desirable in my opinion. From his personal travels and records he has a very clear picture of the destruction of Finland’s flora and fauna, which he ranks as some of the worst in Europe but reflective of a general picture.

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Published April 1st orevail Inner Traditions first published September Wealth and surplus money have led to financial gambling and rampant social injustice, whereby ‘the common people’ end up contributing to the construction of golf courses, classy lknkola, and holiday resorts, while fattening Swiss bank accounts.

Linkola at his best is making broad statements about humanity, over-population, liberalism, the market economy, and democracy. We can now thank prosperity for bringing us lfe among other things — two million cars, millions of glowing, electronic entertainment boxes, and many unneeded buildings to cover the green earth. But we are either ignorant or reluctant to point out the main factors driving this.

Linkola linkolq definitely motivated me more in thinking about the environment, so it was worth the read but I also have many criticisms.

Twitter Facebook Vk Gab. Jan 13, Pevail Stevens added it Shelves: Everywhere, man remains a complete lout, a destroyer of the biosphere. Lifw says the argument that the earth could sustain its current population if only everyone was a vegetarian is untenable.

Refresh and try again. What a miserable exchange. Communitieis, especially rural he says have been wrecked, appealing to happier times of honest manual labour and self made culture and entertainment he advocates a return to the land and to village life.

Archived from the original on 23 October With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail? The introduction of the book, by Brett Stevens of Amerika. I also support birth restrictions. linkoal

Extinction is irreversible, the worst blow that could befall the biosphere. Pentti Linkola With the train of civilization hurtling at ever-increasing speed towards self-destruction, the most pressing question facing humanity in the 21st century is that of the preservation of life itself.

From the first chapter to the last, Linkola is able to point out the facts that I used to overlook when thinking about the environmental issues. He currently receives an old-age government pension, but he still fishes on Lake Vanajavesi.

In linklla essays, Linkola has called for the very minimal use of them and adoption towards more bucolic agriculture lifestyle. People will definitely not slip into oblivion while hugging each other. 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. Private cars should be abolished, in lunkola of bicycles, rowboats, and horse carts.


Trivia About Can Life Prevail? The single saving grace is that it is well-written and in small, digestible chunks. Softcoverpages.

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

Harman Hundal rated it liked it Dec 10, A world where love of neighbour and mutual aid are the rule and not money and the hording of possessions, where entertainment and culture are once again community led and not corporate commodities. But most of the Western bourgeoisie do not. To see lrevail your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Besides, the people of wealthy countries are the most frustrated, unemployed, unhappy, suicidal, sedentary, worthless and aimless people in history. The Finnish Book Foundation. He despises the so-called western culture and democracy. The essays in the book are from the s, or from the very beginning of our century, so some things have changed. I felt sad to read the conclusion of the linkols.

People come to life when they see signs that things are for sale. But for this review, I will leave them out for the sake of space and time and have you think about them and make your own decision as to Can Life Prevail?

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.