Ecology and Revolution: A Letter to Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, July 31, 1974

Paul M. Sweezy
2017 Monthly review  
In the early 1970s, MR editors Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy increasingly introduced ecological themes into the magazine, and began to question the viability of unlimited, exponential economic growth in a limited biosphere. Sweezy, in particular, was deeply interested in ecological problems, a topic he began to write on in this period, in essays such as "Cars and Cities"…, and to which he returned on various occasions until the end of his life.… [In this 1974 letter to the
more » ... ial ecological economist, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Sweezy outlined] the revolutionary implications of ecology, and the break that these necessitated with pure "economism"—a rupture that only a truly revolutionary socialism could bring about.Click here to purchase a PDF version of this article at the Monthly Review website.
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