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Against Civilization – Readings & Reflections

John Zerzan, 1999


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Resource IDzerzan1999
Resource titleAgainst Civilization – Readings & Reflections
Author/sourceJohn Zerzan
Date published 1999
Summary text/ abstractDiscontent with civilization has been with us all along, but is coming on now with a new freshness and insistence, as if it were a new thing. To assail civilization itself would be scandalous, but for the conclusion, occurring to more and more people, that it may be civilization that is the fundamental scandal. I won't dwell here on the fact of the accelerating destruction of the biosphere. And perhaps equally obvious is the mutilation of "human nature," along with outer nature. Freud decided that the fullness of civilization would bring, concomitantly, the zenith of universal neurosis. In this he was evidently a bit sanguine, too mild in his prognosis. It is impossible to scan a newspaper and miss the malignancy of daily life. See the multiple homicides, the 600 percent increase in teen suicide over the past thirty years; count the ways to be heavily drugged against reality; ponder what is behind the movement away from literacy. One could go on almost endlessly charting the boredom, depression, immiseration.
Library categoriesAnarchism & Action, Land Rights, Neo-Luddism, Politics, Simplicity
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