Barbaric Heart by Curtis White
Faith, Money, and the Crisis of Nature

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Smart, funny, and fresh, The Barbaric Heart argues that the present environmental crisis will not be resolved by the same forms of crony capitalism and managerial technocracy that created the crisis in the first place. With his trademark wit, White argues that the solution might very well come from an unexpected quarter: the arts, religion, and the realm of the moral imagination.


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Dubbed “the most inquiringly wicked social critic of the moment,” novelist and essayist Curtis White is a professor of English at Illinois State University. His previous book, The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don’t Think for Themselves, was widely acclaimed. His other books include Monstrous Possibility, Requiem, Memories of My Father Watching TV, and The Idea of Home. His essays have appeared in many publications, including Harper’s Magazine and The Village Voice. He lives in Normal, Illinois, with his wife Georganne Rundblad and their five psittacine companions.
Published September 1, 2009 by Paradigm Publishers. 208 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Huntington News

White says that environmental analyses tend to be about "sources" -- industrial sources, nonpoint sources, urban sources, smokestack sources.

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White believes that humans might someday create a more “thoughtful” world, in which we will no longer be “slaves, and not instruments of violence, but beings intent upon the beautiful as a social principle.” Although White offers few practical details as to how art and beauty might be able to sav...

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Project MUSE

White believes that no opposition to the Barbaric Heart and the Market God can be effective unless these gods and their pervasive intrusions that shape reality are appreciated.

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