October 22, 2017

Edward Goldsmith

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The Way – a summary (review)

The Way - cover 1998 US edition (cover image by Andy Goldsworthy)

This summary review of The Way: An Ecological Worldview was written for Schumacher College in 1998. First published in 1992, The Way is Edward Goldsmith’s magnum opus. This second edition of The Way, was published by University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, in 1998, and was fully revised, incorporating a glossary, page references, and index. […]

Globalisation and Maori (1998)

Globalisation

Edward Goldsmith explains the corporate takeover of governments and the global centralised planning being orchestrated by multinationals via the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Globalisation and Maori explores this corporate agenda through its impact upon the Maori of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and other peoples. TKM Productions, Aotearoa 1998. See also Aotearoa: Land of the Long White […]

The Cosmic Covenant – additional material

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This page contains further commentary by Edward Goldsmith on 2 February 1998 at the Religion & Environment Education Programme (REEP) Conference for Bishops & Theologians, chaired by the Bishop of London. The main text for The Cosmic Covenant was published in Fourth World Review, 1998. The original meaning of shalom? Cosmic order, in fact. Ancient […]

The Cosmic Covenant

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This is transcript of a talk by Edward Goldsmith on 2 February 1998 at the Religion & Environment Education Programme (REEP) Conference for Bishops & Theologians, chaired by the Bishop of London. Published in Fourth World Review, 1998. See also additional material. “freedom – the right of a particular form of life to lead the […]

Policing the global environment

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This talk was presented at the “Policing the Global Economy – why, how and for whom?” international conference, held in Geneva, 23-25 March 1998. The conference was organized by the Bellerive Foundation and Globe International, and co-sponsored by the W. Alton Jones Foundation. Proceedings of the conference were edited by Sadruddin Aga Khan, and published […]

Learning to live with nature: the lessons of traditional irrigation

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Modern irrigation schemes in tropical areas are, almost without exception, social, ecological and economic disasters. They necessarily lead to the flooding of vast areas of forest and agricultural land, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and the spreading of waterborne diseases like malaria and schistosomiasis. In addition, they are badly run, poorly maintained […]

Did God really do such a bad job?

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A leading article for The Ecologist Vol. 28 No. 3, May–June 1998. Republished in The Doomsday Funbook (Jon Carpenter Books, February 2006). See ordering information for the Funbook. Underlying the worldview of the secular Religion of Progress is the funda­mental assumption that the world is badly designed. God did a bad job, and it is […]

Why not, we’ve got a licence?

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A leading article for The Ecologist Vol. 28 No. 3, May 1998. Revised in January & February 2000, and republished in The Doomsday Funbook (Jon Carpenter Books, February 2006). See ordering information for the Funbook. In the modern world, all benefits are seen as man-made – the product of economic development. Thus health is seen […]

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