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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Also what the author really advocate is to go back to the pre-industrial life with less population and less material development. Linkola blames humans for the continuous degradation of the environment. For example, suicide rate is lower now, and a big part of the people are considerably poorer in Finland today. Chant Cowen rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Adam Parfrey Feral House His love for nature is enormous — he made a living as a fisherman from a rowboat and sold his fish to local people from a horse-drawn cart, in his native land, Finland until he reached retirement age, he never uses any type of energy-consumed transportation he once toured around the Europe with his wife on bikes to watch birds and enjoy the naturehe avoids all kinds of devices and modern technology so on and so forth.

Rated 0 out of 5. Born in the s he has from an early age closely observed, catalogued the natural world. Retrieved 30 January The worst enemy of life is too much life: While others talk about reducing emissions, Pentti Linkola talks about sterilization, radical transformation of government and a move back to the country.


Can Life Prevail?

Refresh and try again. Author Pentti Linkola is something of a cult figure in Deep Ecology who has collected some interesting bedfellows and supporters along the way. The result is that the price of fish rose, while the fishermen made less money.

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 lijkola. Quinn Quintilian Edouard Rix C.

Main feed Comments feed Podcast feed. On the Brink of the Abyss: Transportation frequencies have been increased, and increasingly expensive equipment must be used. His environmentalism or conservationism is extreme even for extremists.

Mencken Tito Perdue Savitri Devi. With the train of civilization hurtling at ever-increasing speed towards self-destruction, the most pressing question facing humanity in the 21st century is that of the preservation of life itself. Originally published in Apocalypse Culture IIed. Harris asserts that Linkola represents “a very Finnish and dark version of likola inconvenient truth’.

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He lives a simple and austere life. From his personal travels and records he has a very clear picture of the destruction of Finland’s flora and fauna, which he ranks as some of the worst in Europe but reflective of a general picture. He advocates that an authoritarian government carefully shepard Earth’s remaining resources, believing that democracy is a terrible folly. Like many environmentalists, Linkola is opposed to massive third-world immigration into Western countries, due to the increased environmental destruction a modern lifestyle causes: Democracies, being political systems with individual desires as the highest goals, empower human selfishness.

While many are likely to find some of his statements outrageous and repugnant for example his positive spin on the attack on the WTC such views can help illustrate the complete disregard the majority of humanity have for even worse crimes and slaughter which passes for normal, acceptable and a price worth paying to sustain our unsustainable “civilisation”. Pentti Linkola is an environmentalist who practices what he preaches. Want to Read saving…. Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman, he now continues to lead a simple existence in the country.


Everywhere, man remains a complete lout, a destroyer of the biosphere. The only difference is that among the enlightened portion of mankind there is more chattering to be heard and more rustling of papers. He says some outrageous things. Sami rated it liked it Dec 31, Arktos, pages. Ecofascist Pentii Linkola discusses a variety of provocative ideas.

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And that even if this path were not to lead to ecocatastrophe and extinction, it would still be a gloomy and prvail one? His prognosis for the future is not great “half our population is frantically engaged in ‘green’ activity, the rest depressingly oblivious” Pentyi many others Linkola is not afraid to tackle the problem of people head on “the worst enemy of life is too much life: But for this review, I will leave them out for the sake of space and time and have you think about them and make your own decision as to Can Life Prevail?

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

He undermines his own credibility in doing so. A Model for a Controlled Future.

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