Charles Derber on How Capitalism is Driving Extinction
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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Andrew talks to Charles Derber, co-author of Dying for Capitalism, about how big money fuels extinction and what we can do about it.
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Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College and has written 26 books – on politics, democracy, fascism, corporations, capitalism, climate change, war, the culture wars, culture and conversation, and social change. His bestselling books include The Pursuit of Attention and the Wilding of America. He writes for and has been reviewed in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Truthout, and other leading media. His books are translated into 14 languages including Chinese, Korean, Tamil, German, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian and Polish- and he is a bestseller in South Korea, done extended book tours in German bookstores and blues coffee houses, and has lectured in Italy in June for seven years. Derber is a public intellectual – shortlisted in 2006 by the American Independent Booksellers Association for Hidden Power, the best book in current affairs – who believes that serious ideas should be written in an accessible and entertaining style. His most recent books include Dying for Capitalism, Welcome to the Revolution, Moving Beyond Fear, Sociopathic Society: A People’s Sociology of the United States; Capitalism: Should You Buy It?.