Social Critiques and the Collapse of Societies

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The Twilight of American Culture
1.  The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman
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Myth of the Machine : Technics and Human Development
2.  Myth of the Machine : Technics and Human Development by Lewis Mumford
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Society Against the State: Essays in Political Anthropology
3.  Society Against the State: Essays in Political Anthropology by Pierre Clastres
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The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink
4.  The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink by Mark Dery
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War and the Rise of the State
5.  War and the Rise of the State by Bruce D. Porter
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Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change
6.  Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change by William Robert Catton
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After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies
7.  After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies by Glenn M. Schwartz
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The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)
8.  The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology) by Joseph A. Tainter
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Society of the Spectacle
9.  Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
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Planet of Slums
10.  Planet of Slums by Mike Davis
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Edge City: Life on the New Frontier (Anchor Books)
11.  Edge City: Life on the New Frontier (Anchor Books) by Joel Garreau
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A Short History of Decay
12.  A Short History of Decay by E M Cioran
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  "Very well written and flowing prose. Fun to read, negative and nihilist on the surface, but beautiful, cutting, and even hopeful towards a truer human spirit."
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The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture (Routledge Classics)
13.  The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture (Routledge Classics) by Theodor W. Adorno
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"Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976
14.  "Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976 by Michel Foucault
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A Short History of Progress
15.  A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright
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The World Without Us
16.  The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
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In Search of the Primitive
17.  In Search of the Primitive by Stanley Diamond
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The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age
18.  The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age by Richard Rudgley
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  "An informative read that shatters popular beliefs regarding "pre-civilized" society. Human language and writing systems date back all the way to Neanderthals, so what we use to describe civilization should be reevaluated."
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Nature and Madness
19.  Nature and Madness by Paul Shepard
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The Other Side of Darkness (Recorded Live at the Four Winds Survival Project)
20.  The Other Side of Darkness (Recorded Live at the Four Winds Survival Project) by Derrick Jensen
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Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections
21.  Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections by John Zerzan
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The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game
22.  The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game by Paul Shepard
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  ""Shepard challenges us to 'reshape our image of man' and asks provocatively, 'Can we face the possibility that hunters were more fully human than their descendants?' By tracing the origins of the ecological crisis and the continuing loss of our essential humanness to an increasingly altered human consciousness...""
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True Hallucinations and the Archaic Revival
23.  True Hallucinations and the Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna
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Anarchism: Arguments For and Against
24.  Anarchism: Arguments For and Against by Albert Meltzer
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  "A short concise primer to the ideas of Anarchism which serves to explain away many myths."
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The twisted dream: capitalist development in the United States since 1776
25.  The twisted dream: capitalist development in the United States since 1776 by Douglas Fitzgerald Dowd
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The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
26.  The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James Howard Kunstler
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Power Down (Arabic Edition)
27.  Power Down (Arabic Edition) by Richard Heinberg
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  ""If the US continues with current policies, the next decades will be marked by war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe. Resource depletion and population pressures are about to catch up with us, and no one is prepared. The political élites, especially in the US, are incapable of dealing with the situation, and have in mind a punishing game of "Last One Standing."""
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The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
28.  The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture by Andrew Kimbrell
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  ""Industrial agriculture is devastating our land, water, and air, and is now threatening the sustainability of the biosphere...""
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Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
29.  Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen
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Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth
30.  Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth by Jim Merkel
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Hyperreality and Global Culture (Social Futures)
31.  Hyperreality and Global Culture (Social Futures) by Nick Perry
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Waiting for the Barbarians (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
32.  Waiting for the Barbarians (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by J. M. Coetzee
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Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World
33.  Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World by Richard Heinberg
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Surveillance Society: Monitoring Everyday Life (Issues in Society)
34.  Surveillance Society: Monitoring Everyday Life (Issues in Society) by David Lyon
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Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire
35.  Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire by Morris Berman
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The twisted dream: Capitalist development in the United States since 1776
36.  The twisted dream: Capitalist development in the United States since 1776 by Douglas Fitzgerald Dowd
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NeanderThin: A Caveman's Guide to Nutrition
37.  NeanderThin: A Caveman's Guide to Nutrition by Ray V. Audette
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  "A paleolithic nutrition oriented book that critiques modern dietary habits and the influence technology has had on human eating. Being overweight is seen as an immune response to an unnatural diet. More of a light and practical read."
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