Deep analysis by Paul Kingsnorth

Here is Kingsnorth’s persuasive analysis of how environmentalism has become associated by populist and anti-globalist voters with the privileged internationalist elites against whom they express their anger with the Brexit and Trump successes. Green globalism is now seen as part of the ‘Global Growth Machine’ not able to counter ‘the rootless ideology  of the fossil fuel age’ that will pass with the depletion of fossil fuel reserves. Kingsnorth argues that current cultural identity, with its emphasis on nationalism (tribal belonging) and material advance, fails to incorporate ecological identity and a pride in the the sense of nature or the locality.

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