In this short, powerful, and thoroughly documented book Kirkpatrick Sale, who has been on the cutting edge of American social commentary for fifty years, makes a compelling case for the dangers that this world faces now and the real possibility of the imminent collapse of civilization as we know it. It is a work that is a must-read for those who are prepared to figure out how to survive this coming catastrophe.
“If it’s radical and leading edge, Sale probably wrote about it sooner and better than anyone else.” – Utne Reader
“I am filled with admiration.” – Joseph Heller, author of Catch 22
“His topics of concern are broad and expansive, just as they always bring the reader back to basic valuing of community, nature and sustainability.... Honest, forthright, and so clear in his perceptions that you can’t help but be affected by them.” – Chellis Glendinning, author of In the Company of Rebels