Saturday December 14, 2019

Book review: On Fire: The burning case for a green new deal, by Naomi Klein

The green ‘godmother’ turns her fire against neoliberalism

13th October, 2019
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Climate protesters in London: can they change politicians’ behaviour? PIc: AP

Environment: On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, By Naomi Klein, Allen Lane, €25

Last month, the acclaimed American novelist Jonathan Franzen wrote an essay for the New Yorker magazine that made him a hate figure for many environmentalists. Published under the headline ‘What If We Stopped Pretending?’, it trenchantly argued that Greta Thunberg and her followers might as well give up because there is no realistic chance of politicians...

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