26 Nov

Of Progress and Continuity

In the current issue of Resurgence & Ecologist an article entitled “Small is Still Beautiful” by Paul Kingsnorth very effectively identifies the dead-end that the broad ecology movement from the 1970s has ended up in with the current political Green direction. Brexit being the lens which has brought this into sharp focus.

Aside from some very pertinent reflections on the almost complete failure of the political wing to achieve the relevance or mass support which the EU debate could have gifted it, he also references John Berger’s distinction between a “culture of progress” and a “culture of survival”.

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