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Losing Ground
Author: Mark Dowie

ISBN: 9780262540841
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 17 July 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.0 x 2.0
Description:
"A recent history replete with compromise and capitulation has pushed a once promising and effective political movement to the brink of irrelevance." So states Mark Dowie in this provocative critique of the mainstream American environmental movement. Dowie, the prolific award-winning journalist who broke the stories on the Dalkon Shield and on the Ford Pinto, delivers an insightful, informative, and often damning account of the movement many historians and social commentators at one time expected to be this century's most significant. He unveils the inside stories behind American environmentalism's undeniable triumphs and its quite unnecessary failures. Dowie weaves a spellbinding tale, from the movement's conservationist origins as a handful of rich white men's hunting and fishing clubs, through its evolution in the 1960s and 1970s into a powerful political force that forged landmark environmental legislation, enforced with aggressive litigation, to the strategy of "third wave" political accommodation during the Reagan and Bush years that led to the evisceration of many earlier triumphs, up to today, where the first stirrings of a rejuvenated, angry, multicultural,...

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