Narrator: Michael Dowd
Published by Post Hypnotic Press Inc. on 01 January 2017
Length: 8 hrs 8 mins
Genres: Non-Fiction, Politics
Source: Publisher, Submitted
After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today’s industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion. The questions we need to ask now focus on what comes next. This book provides a hard but hopeful look at the answer
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Dark Age American by John Michael Greer is a dark book to say the least. Very clearly and concisely he takes history and based on our present and projected future determines that we will collapse economically, politically, cultural, and ecologically thus slamming closed the door to fixing the situations through sustainability and action.
He has researched past cultures revealing the close mirroring of their fall to our own impending fall. He foresees the collapse of the industrial revolution citing numerous instances of our steady decline and inevitable fall. Knowing there is no avoiding the fall or collapse, he suggests we prepare for the unavoidable.
While Greer appears to be very knowledgeable and his facts are well supported, one would hope that humanity learns from the mistakes and from history. Greer does not believe this. It has happened before; it will happen again. Although the book is mostly doom and gloom, there is some hope. Resources will regrow, the climate will improve and we will recover if we make changes NOW.
Michael Dowd does an excellent job of reading the book. His voice is strong and clear, urging people to hear what Greer is saying. His passion about the situation is clear as he states early on his desire to see this book done in audiobook format and thus does it pro-bono. Although the subject matter is doom and gloom for the most part, Dowd’s voice is comforting.
Between Greer’s writing and Dowd’s narration, the book flows smoothly capturing the listener’s attention. At first one could almost say Greer is a doomsayer but his predictions are such that they are founded in fact and reality. After all, one only needs to listen to a small bit before it is evident that the fall is already occurring.
This is a wonderful book for those interested in saving the ecology, building the economy, and reclaiming the political and cultural future of this world. The book, for me, was not my favorite only because when I listen to books I want something light and cheery or so frightening that I cannot sleep at night… on second thought, I haven’t slept well since finishing this book …
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