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Sustainability: A History

Jeremy L. Caradonna


The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several cen ... More

Keywords: Book of Revelation, Buddhism, Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, Earth Charter Commission, Hinduism, Orwellian lies, Taoism, international treaties, national identity, religion of the market, sovereign nation-states, wave-particle dualism, quantum physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199372409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199372409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy L. Caradonna, author