[ RadSafe ] ARE ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVISTS WORKING FOR MAN OR FOR NATURE?
loc at icx.net
Wed Apr 19 15:19:11 CDT 2006
Interesting--and well written--column by Robert Gelfand at
Here's a teaser:
LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2006 -- An OpEd in the /Washington Post/ this
week argued that the use of nuclear power is the truest
pro-environmental response to global warming. Among a few rational
responses, there was also the predictable flurry of /ad hominem/ attacks
on the messenger, rather than a careful evaluation of the message. Why
this should be so is is all but lost on reporters.
What was missing is an understanding of the fundamental dichotomy in
environmentalist thought; for editorial writers, this point is crucial
to understanding how pseudo-environmentalism is so often elevated over
the more fundamental kind. Environmentalism in the modern day has to be
understood as two fundamentally different, often competing impulses.
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