“The ability to distinguish between genuine perils–like climate change–and less fearsome ones is as key a skill as there can be at this tough moment, and this book has some truly interesting thoughts about how to do it.”
—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
“The Last Myth is an important and moving analysis of the apocalyptic impulse that impels this culture toward its destructive ends, and an even more important and moving exploration of what we can and must do about it.”
—Derrick Jensen, author of Endgame
Excerpted in both Salon and The Atlantic, The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America explores why apocalyptic beliefs are surging within the American mainstream today, and how our cultural daydreams of doomsday are coming between us and our ability to address the crises of the 21st century. As one reviewer wrote: “The Last Myth enriches and expands our understanding of the times we live in. It goes far beyond what we might expect of a book about the end of times.”
Engaging, powerful, and insightful, The Last Myth will change the way you look at the world–and its end.