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'Radical Transformation' - big ideas to solve some big problems

Kevin MacKay

Today's rabble book lounge podcast features a conversation with Kevin MacKay, author of the new book Radical Transformation.

Radical Transformation is a story about industrial civilization’s impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Human communities first emerged as egalitarian, democratic groups that existed in symbiotic relationship with their environments. Increasing complexity led to the emergence of oligarchy, in which societies became captive to the logic of domination, exploitation, and ecological destruction. The challenge facing us today is to build a movement that will radically transform civilization and once more align our evolutionary trajectory in the direction of democracy, equality, and ecological sustainability.

Kevin MacKay is a sociology professor, union activist, and Executive Director of a non-profit community development co-operative. He lives in Hamilton where combines extensive research into the crisis of civilization with years of experience working in movements that seek to transform society and build a sane and humane future.

Radical Transformation is published by Between the LinesThe company was founded in 1977 and is run by its employees and a small band of volunteers who share a tenacious belief in books, authors and ideas that break new ground.

Image: Alex Zafer. Used with permission.

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