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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Linkola freely and simply states that some people have no value. Rated 0 out of 5. Nov 26, Kevin Michael rated it it was amazing. And many people, as a matter of fact, simply have no value. Unlike many environmentalists with less extreme views on some topics, Linkola is not a vegetarian. Environmental Change and Foreign Policy: The Wall Street Journal Asia.

Milla rated it really liked it May 14, Views Read Edit View history. Today, he is among the foremost exponents of the philosophy of deep ecology. Transportation frequencies have been increased, and increasingly expensive equipment must be penthi.

But we are either ignorant or reluctant to point out the main factors driving this. Eino Leino Prize Lack of proper research except his personal experiences 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.


Everywhere, man remains a complete lout, a destroyer of the biosphere. We can now thank prosperity for bringing us — among other things — two million cars, millions of glaring, grey-black electronic entertainment boxes, and many unnecessary buildings to cover the green earth. Democracy, he seems to believe, puts undeserved faith in humanity, creatures who have brought the world to the brink of ecodisaster.

Manufacturing should be state-owned, producing only high-quality products that are necessary. Originally published in Apocalypse Culture IIed. Also what the author really advocate is to go back to the pre-industrial life with less population and less material development. With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail?

Reviews and Related Articles 2 Linkola lives as a model for linko,a own beliefs, having given up his nascent biology career in favor of making a living as a fisherman. Aarne P-K rated it liked it Jul 19, Like many environmentalists, Linkola is opposed to massive third-world immigration into Western countries, due to the increased environmental destruction a modern lifestyle causes: Reviews There are no reviews yet.

From the dawn of human progress as foragers to nowadays, kife only develop towards one way —comfort.

Can Life Prevail? by Pentti Linkola

Thus, he is cxn opposed to factory farming, where animals live miserable lives and are treated more like objects than animals in the extent of their anguish, having their dignity and pride destroyed before suffering equally miserable deaths.


A renowned figure in Finland, since the s Linkola has published numerous books on environmentalism. Efforts and energy should be directed instead at suppressing the population explosion that is causing environmental devastation. Intellectual or emotional retardation, however, is another story.

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

Linkola grew up in Helsinki, spending his summers in the countryside at the farm of linkla maternal grandfather Hugo Suolahti.

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. Admittedly, I skimmed several of the articles about birds and animals, racing to the final chapter, where he describes his plan to avert ecocollapse. The best thing reading ‘Can life Prevail’ has done for me is to get me thinking more seriously about environmental issues which so often get sidetracked in almost every arena but particularly in racialist circles despite having a presence among a few members.

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