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Ecotopia The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston

Ecotopia The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston review à 3 A novel both timely and prophetic Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today set in an ecologically sound future society Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the “newest name after Wells Verne Huxley and Orwell” Callenbach offers a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet and our future Ecotopia was founded when northern California Oregon and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable state This is one of the most important books ever written no joke Callenbach writing in the early mid 1970s imagines that Washington Oregon and Northern California have seceded from the Union to form Ecotopia a new nation based on stable state today we call it sustainable practices in manufacturing agriculture construction transportation the whole gamut Some of Callenbach s ideas are dated and feel like they should have been and were left behind in the 70s This is a novel but its structure is a gimmick really The protagonist is Will Weston a reporter for the New York Times Post who is the first American to travel to Ecotopia nineteen years after secession Half the chapters are his formal reports for the newspaper the other half in italics are his personal journals The formal reports lay out how the society runs this is the important stuff in the novel The journals cover Weston s inner conflict he is very skeptical of the whole thing but the lumberjack girl with the animal sexuality well she breaks that down a bit These chapters sometimes devolve into puerile hippie sex fantasy This isn t just an ecological utopia but the Full Berkeley free love ganjaburning on the high speed mag lev train from Tahoe to SF suck it Bobby Jindal even a 11 nurse patient ratio in hospitals complete with happy ending Much of what s here we take for granted today at least in San Francisco sorted recycling bins check biodegradable plastics check round the bay electric rail link check female political leadership Boxer check Feinstein check Pelosi check legal marijuana and a Market Street closed to cars and replanted with trees coming soonWhat s so incredible is that I last taught this book maybe in 2002 and much much of reality has aligned with Callenbach s vision since Ecotopia is for environmentalists what Star Trek has been to physicists and astronomers and astronauts since just a few years earlier the map that points the way to the next frontier Read it and read Obama s recent joint address to Congress Start at it begins with energy on page 3 of the NYT transcript linked below five stars for the vision three for the fiction

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Ecotopia The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston review à 3 ecosystem the perfect balance between human beings and the environment Now twenty years later this isolated mysterious nation is welcoming its first officially sanctioned American visitor New York Times Post reporter Will WestonSkeptical yet curious about this green new world Weston is determined to report his findings objectively But from the start he’s alternately impressed and unsettled by the laws governing Ecotopia’s earth friendly agenda energy efficien Ecotopians have the feeling of never being alone This classic read as if it had been written yesterday That is beautifulThat is sadBecause I could have been living in Ecotopia instead of reading it Sexual euality sustainability 3D printing FaceTime community guilt avoidance warfare recycling solar power environmental harmony social justice and my personal favorite the revision of the Protestant work ethicAll the important issues being discussed today were addressed here in the 70s Ernest Callenbach wrote a blue print to a better worldEveryone needs to pick up a copy My Philadelphia Father reporter Will WestonSkeptical yet curious about this green new world Weston is determined to Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier report his findings objectively But from the start he’s alternately impressed and unsettled by the laws governing Ecotopia’s earth friendly agenda energy efficien Ecotopians have the feeling of never being alone This classic De Munich à la Libération. 1938-1944 read as if it had been written yesterday That is beautifulThat is sadBecause I could have been living in Ecotopia instead of Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 reading it Sexual euality sustainability 3D printing FaceTime community guilt avoidance warfare Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men recycling solar power environmental harmony social justice and my personal favorite the Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 revision of the Protestant work ethicAll the important issues being discussed today were addressed here in the 70s Ernest Callenbach wrote a blue print to a better worldEveryone needs to pick up a copy

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Ecotopia The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston review à 3 T “mini cities” to eliminate urban sprawl zero tolerance pollution control tree worship ritual war games and a woman dominated government that has instituted such peaceful revolutions as the twenty hour workweek and employee ownership of farms and businesses His old beliefs challenged his cynicism replaced by hope Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman and undertakes a relationship whose intensity will lead him to a critical choice between two world It would be very easy to make fun of this book but I shall do my best to refrain from that It would be like the proverbial shooting of fish in a barrel Also I m sure that this book means a lot to many well meaning people So bear with meI suppose the book for me might be summed up in 3 words oh come on From the opening scenes where our story teller rides in a green eco friendly wooden train car as everyone passes around legal marijuana and we see the people of Ecotopia wearing loose bright colored clothing and of course sandals in winter to the close where the same story teller the reporter is suddenly repulsed by his own reflection as an ugly American and realizes he s become an Ecotopian himself This 1970s read is a hippie Utopian vision I m sorry but it s so full of nonsense well meaning and ideological nonsense but nonsense nonetheless as to be unintentionally humorous at times The writer s use of language speaks to the era the common use of the great F word to be daring for example There are other words for the act of physical intimacy but I think he thought he was going for shocking and anti establishmentThis was written at arguably the beginning of the modern eco movement and shows it s colors throughout Unfortunately aside from the political agenda with the subtlety of assault and battery the story such as it is isn t that interesting or told all that well You get a litany of how it would work if we d all just get with program inside a coating of predictable proseI know that a lot of people believe in this radical view of ecology that is still out there and making it s way steadily into law Oddly if you ll take a look at the attempt at a story here you ll see that even here told by someone who believes itit s ridiculous I apologize if you hold this book andor the ideology behind it but it is fatally flawed A boy is not a rat a dog or a fish That very approach is self defeating as humans must take the responsibility for the ecology that is set up in this book as a sort of object of worship This approach just as much as unrestrained strip mining and clear cutting lacks balance and in the end is believe it or not a failing set of ideasSo poor story only fair story telling wrapped around a creamy center of political claptrap 1 star


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    Ernest Callenbach ☆ 3 download characters Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ernest Callenbach review Ecotopia The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston The story as told by a reporter from the remaining United States visiting Ecotopia the seceded northwest bio region of Northern California Oregon and Washington after 20 years of isolationism His objective skepticism is uickly eroded by this green Utopian playground in which respect for living things is the society's primary valueA bit naive It is like Callenbach paved the way for our current silly belief in green capitalism The message W

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  • Paperback
  • 181
  • Ecotopia The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston
  • Ernest Callenbach
  • English
  • 11 February 2020
  • 9780553348477