From the Catalyst, Summer 2017
How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature
By George Monbiot
Verso Press, 2016
Reviewed by Joe Gunn
George Monbiot is a maddening writer.
He baits the reader, starting off each of the 50 short essays in this book with a totally outrageous proposition. Then the long-time columnist for the Guardian newspaper describes some unthinkably brutish environmental injustice, military madness, political skullduggery, or economic corruption. And finally he stuffs right into our faces the shame at how we never guessed this could be happening today, under our unsuspecting noses.