Suspended Animation: Radical Ecology, Sovereign Powers, and Saving the (Natural) World by ProQuest

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									Suspended Animation: Radical Ecology,
Sovereign Powers, and Saving
the (Natural) World
    ■ Mick Smith, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario




Saving the (Natural) World

The idea of saving the (natural) world has about it an air of ridiculous naivety.
Indeed it openly invites ridicule. First, it seems unrealistically grandiose in
the scope of its ambition. How could one hope to save a whole world or to
keep all of nature safe? Second, it appears too close to the patronizing and
dangerous religiosity of those who want to save “America” or our souls for
Jesus and free-enterprise (a somewhat strange combination), whether or not
we want to be so saved. Does the natural w
								
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