This book is the first-ever biography of Murray Bookchin, written by his personal collaborator and copyeditor, Janet Biehl. From 1987-2006, Biehl edited every word that Bookchin wrote, and worked with him on numerous articles and books. She tells the story of Bookchin’s life from a perspective that no one else could, providing a comprehensive biography that examines this pioneer environmentalist’s life on both personal and professional levels. She uses her access to Bookchin’s papers as well as extensive archival research, and draws upon nearly two decades’ worth of a personal relationship with Bookchin.
The book discusses the variety of philosophies and movements that Bookchin helped lead, including social ecology, assembly democracy, and even, in certain instances, anarchism.
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