Down to Earth

Down to Earth Bruno Latour


Down to Earth

Politics in the New Climatic Regime

The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people.

What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerful people, that the ecological threat is real and that the only way for them to survive is to abandon any pretense at sharing a common future with the rest of the world. Hence their flight offshore and their massive investment in climate change denial.

The Left has been slow to turn its attention to this new situation. It is still organized along an axis that goes from investment in local values to the hope of globalization and just at the time when, everywhere, people dissatisfied with the ideal of modernity are turning back to the protection of national or even ethnic borders.

This is why it is urgent to shift sideways and to define politics as what leads toward the Earth and not toward the global or the national. Belonging to a territory is the phenomenon most in need of rethinking and careful redescription; learning new ways to inhabit the Earth is our biggest challenge. Bringing us down to earth is the task of politics today.

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A great book about the contemporary politics of the world
on 22/9/19

Bruno Latour is a great author, philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist. In this book, for me that have read some of the others books of Latour, I think that in this he summarize him conception of the non humans like actors. But, in this time he expand it to politics. The ?Terrestrial? is now one new actor: new because the events that we are seeing doesn?t happened before (the Brexit, the migrations, etc), but this remember the ancient concept of ?nature?, as a process. The expres... leia mais


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