The System and Revolution First Edition
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- Item Weight : 5.9 ounces
- Paperback : 116 pages
- ISBN-10 : 099704022X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0997040227
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches
- Publisher : General Interactive, LLC; First Edition (April 12, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #713,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author is clearly highly intelligent and well-educated. I heard him interviewed on a radio program about his heterodox stance on climate change arising from his knowledge of systems theory. I was most interested to read his book which he advertised as an explanation of systems theory and its application to the self.
What I got was a very general explanation of systems (open vs. closed), a cursory discussion of Siddha and the commonalities it shares with systems theory, a chapter on applying Siddha to self-care which could have come from any new-age guru, and an exhortation for a Marxist revolution. This last astounded me, because it seems that Dr. Shiva has missed out on the last century or so of blood-soaked Marxist revolutions. This book proves the old adage that some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them.
Oh, and Marxism aside, there was a complete chapter on the author’s other ventures, which I assume earn him money in the old-fashioned capitalist way.
Two stars because I did learn a few things and the book is reasonably clearly written. On the plus side, this title is available via Kindle Unlimited, so I didn’t pay anything extra for it. Viva la revolucion!