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Bookchin, Murray (1921–2006)

Murray bookchin (1921–2006) is best known as the founding figure of social ecology, a political and philosophical approach to radical environmentalism. As the author of dozens of books and countless articles, as a prolific public speaker, and as the founder of the Institute for Social Ecology, Bookchin's sphere of influence encompassed green political theory and environmental activism internationally.

Raised in the New York City in the 1930s, Bookchin grew up amongst radical politics and the labor movement; these working-class roots continued to inform his politics and philosophy for years to come. From the 1950s forward, Bookchin worked to bring together the cohesive political vision of the traditional Left with the new concerns of ecology, toxics, and biodiversity. His contribution mainly took the form of an immense ...

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