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“Marx the Ecologist”: Counterfire Considers 2 new books by Kohei Saito and John Bellamy Foster & Paul Burkett

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Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy
308 pp, $29 pbk, ISBN 9781583676400
By Kohei Saito
Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique
218, $28 pbk, ISBN 9781608467051
By John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett

Reviewed by Elaine Graham-Leigh

“In 2001, as a Green Party candidate in the general election, I was invited onto local radio to debate with the Socialist Alliance candidate. The interviewer, as it turned out, was hoping for a no-holds-barred ideological battle and was most disappointed when we candidates found ourselves agreeing with each other on every question he put. ‘You’re a green and he’s a socialist,’ he complained. ‘You’re not supposed to be on the same side!’ ¶ In this, he was reflecting a view then some twenty years in the making, that socialism was inherently anti-ecological….”

Read the review at Counterfire

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