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Central themes in the time of Covid: Morning Star on John Bellamy Foster’s “The Return of Nature”

Birds by William Morris (1834-1896). Original from The MET Museum

Birds by William Morris (1834-1896). Original from The MET Museum

The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology
672 pp, $35 cloth, ISBN 978-1-58367-836-7
By John Bellamy Foster

Reviewed by Helen Mercer

“A cast of characters, dramatic tensions and intellectual sword fights.” That’s how Morning Star‘s Helen Mercer described The Return of Nature last week.  The reader-owned co-operative paper recommends John Bellamy Foster‘s Deutscher Prize winning work as both a “challenging account of the interaction between ecological science and dialectical materialism,” and a book with “a lyrical style which makes the details fascinating and absorbing.”

Mercer concludes: “Its themes are central to current ecological and social crises in the time of Covid.”

Read the full review in Morning Star

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