Can Life Prevail?, the latest book by Finnish environmentalist Pentti Linkola, provides a radical yet firmly grounded perspective on the ecological problems. PDF | On Jan 1, , PHILIP CAFARO and others published Can Life Prevail? A Revolutionary Approach to the Environmental Crisis by Pentti Linkola. Pentti Linkola Kaarlo Pentti Linkola was born in Helsinki, Finland in Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman.

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While I detest his more outrageous thoughts, and think they’re totally unnecessary, I admire him for his decades-long effort in surveying the bird life of our country, and his way lfie living as he preaches, not many people do that. But there’s a lot I agree with, too. Pentti Linkola is an environmentalist who practices what he preaches. Manufacturing should be state-owned, producing only high-quality products that are necessary.

Pentti Linkola chose not to continue his zoological and botanical studies after his first year. Archived from the original on 23 October Reviews There are no reviews yet.

Eetu Rautio and Olli S. Rather, for Linkola, the root of the problem lies in the nature of modern civilization itself, and only by a complete transformation of it can there by any hope for survival.

Linkola at his best is making broad statements a Linkola has definitely motivated me more in thinking about the environment, so it was worth the read but I also have many criticisms. Views Read Edit View history. To ask other readers questions about Can Life Prevail? Aug 10, Philipp rated it it was ok. Where I am with him is hoping for a simpler, more ecological, more family- and home-centered life style with less consumerism. Harris asserts that Linkola represents “a very Finnish and dark version of ‘an inconvenient truth’.


Linkola at his best is making broad statements about humanity, over-population, liberalism, the market economy, and democracy. We can now thank prosperity for bringing us — among other things — two million cars, linkolw of glaring, grey-black electronic entertainment boxes, and many unnecessary buildings to cover the green earth.

People will definitely not slip into oblivion while hugging each other. The Wall Street Journal Asia. The best of The Public square: A Model for a Controlled Future paperback: This is because he is not so concerned with the fact that animals die, but with their quality of life while living.

Conny rated it really liked it Aug 25, Arktos Media, Pentti Linkola is an environmentalist who practices what he preaches. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The single saving grace is that it is well-written and in small, digestible chunks.

Arktos, pages paperback: Partly a rant against modern society and partly a plea for the survival of life does make some very valid and worthwhile points along the way.

Jan 08, John Rapp rated it really liked it.

Pentti Linkola

Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman, he now continues to lead a materially simple existence in the countryside. Thomas rated it liked it Sep 11, Nicholl Andy Nowicki James J.

Twitter Facebook Vk Gab. Eino Leino Prize He despises the so-called western culture and democracy. In placing the blame on the creators of this new Zeitgeist, Linkola singles out journalists as a particularly vile and harmful category of men, for they are the ones who promulgate the reigning cultural hegemony.

Throughout history people have tried to get rid of materialism, and to focus instead on science, art, and philosophy. Just not that interesting. Pentti Linkola offers some consequentialist perspective penrti saving humanity from itself.


Pentti Linkola’s ‘Can Life Prevail?’: Book Review

Extinction is irreversible, the worst blow that could befall the biosphere. A renowned figure in Finland, Linkola has published numerous books and essays on environmentalism since the s.

Quotes from Can Life Prevail? The final stages in the life of humanity will be marked by the monstrous war of penttii against all: Translated from the Finnish “Can Life Prevail” is not exactly a work of linkooa genius but it does not claim to be.

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Pentti Linkola’s ‘Can Life Prevail?’: Book Review

Lack of proper research except his personal pinkola to back up the major claims he made in his essays, such as distortion of the facts on deforestation by the Department of Forestry Research of Finland and WWF for the financial and industrial interests and the suggestion to stop investing medical technology, research and human labor in saving the lives of infants and mothers and instead, channel them towards the care for the elderly citizens who are wiser and more useful to the society.

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