New Pamphlet: “Mumford Gutkind Bookchin” by Janet Biehl

Janet Biehl has published an excerpt of her forthcoming biography of ISE co-founder Murray Bookchin. The new work, entitled Mumford Gutkind Bookchin: The Emergence of Eco-Decentralism, is published as a 48 page pamphlet and is available via

The product description reads as follows:

Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) was the originator and primary theorist of social ecology, a radical politics that insists on the social roots of environmental destruction. Over the course of his long life Bookchin constructed social ecology as a coherent framework encompassing ecological politics, nature philosophy, anthropology, revolutionary history, face-to-face democracy, and urban decentralism. In this pamphlet Janet Biehl traces the evolution of Bookchin’s eco-decentralism from the work of two earlier thinkers, Lewis Mumford and E. A. Gutkind.

In a social network posting, Biehl stated that all proceeds from the pamphlet will go to New Compass (formerly Communalism) Press.

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