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Author: Annis Pratt

Book Review and Interview with Author Jonathan Greenberg What if, after the political horrors and social cruelties of his first presidential term, Donald Trump should win the 2020 election?  That is the premise of  Jonathan Greenberg’s new book America 2034: Utopia

Have human beings already doomed our species?  How far does global warming have to rise for us to go extinct? Is there anything we can learn from how Homo Sapiens endured previous extremes? Do we have the political will to

BOOK REVIEWS: The Invention of Nature:  Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf, Knopf: New York, 2015, 496 pages;  The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How they Communicate by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst, Greystone Books: Vancouver, 2016;  Water Is…The Meaning of

THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY ANNIS PRATT. ANNIS IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL NOVELIST AND ACTIVIST. SHE HOLDS A PHD IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND HAS TAUGHT AT EMORY UNIVERSITY, SPELMAN COLLEGE, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON. I am a progressive Democrat. The first

In the Trump administration, are we witnessing the undermining of democracy and the rise of tyranny? Can the institutions of American Democracy provide effective resistance? Last fall, in another world altogether, I wrote an Impakter article on “The Great Turning” where

Are you intrigued by terms like Mutant Capitalism, Post-Capitalism, the Collaborative Commons, the Green Collar Economy and the Circular Economy?  I was, and I did some research to clear up the definitions and gain an overview of the new economic

The upcoming Climate Change Conference in Paris may surprise us yet. Chances are suddenly better that it could achieve the kind of global consensus that has eluded the international community over the past several decades, ever since scientists first drew attention

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