PRAISE FOR Catastrophism
'This book is a superb antidote to the unproductive politics of fear.'
Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos
'[The book is a warning not to abandon everyday anti-capitalist politics for a politics of absolute fear that inevitably leads to inaction.'
Silvia Federici, author of Revolution at Point Zero
'If we and our fellow species are to leave the dark shadow of John the Divine and Parson Malthus, this superb, clear-eyed collaboration opens the way.'
Iain Boal, co-editor of West of Eden and Afflicted Powers
"This is the book that reveal[s the dead-end that a politics founded on catastrophic predictions must lead to in terms of either preventing them or actually changing the world."
Leo Panitch, co-author of The Making of Global Capitalism
'I cannot overstate how critically important this volume is. Anyone who wishes, as I do, for a new kind of (occupied) politics will have to face this formidable array of theoretically-inspired reflections on the politics of apocalypse.'
Andrej Grubacic, co-author of Wobblies and Zapatistas
"A must read for anyone engaged in political organizing for truly long-term sustainable goals and futures."
scott crow, co-founder of Common Ground Collective
"Definitive and momentous, this book should be mandatory reading for everyone who wishes to comprehend the world we live in and change it for the better."
George Katsiaficas, author of Asia's Unknown Uprisings
'This groundbreaking book examines a deep current...the authors explore the origins, uses, and consequences of the idea that collapse might usher in a better world."
Barbara Epstein, author of In Political Protest and Culture
About the Author
David McNally is a professor of political science at York University and author of Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance.
Eddie Yuen teaches urban studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and is co-editor of Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement.
James Davis is an Irish documentary filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area.