The Lindisfarne Tapes

Murray Bookchin: Can We Effect Meaningful Change in an Anti-Ecological Society?

Episode Summary

Green anarchist and decentralist philosopher, Murray Bookchin, argues that the anti-ecological, 'grow or die' nature of our society is built deeply into its structure and therefore only fundamental change is worth talking about. Bookchin is credited with founding the theory of social ecology and is the author of Post-Scarcity Anarchism and The Ecology of Freedom. (Episode photo courtesy of

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Bookchin delivered this lecture in 1976 at the Lindisfarne Spring Fellows Meeting, "Economics and the Moral Order."