Donald Worster on "Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance"

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Thu, 07/21/2016 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Donald Worster on "Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance"

 

Host Per Fagereng interviews environmental historian Donald Worster about his new book, "Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance." Donald Worster takes a global view in his examination of the ways in which complex issues of worldwide abundance and scarcity have shaped American society and behavior over three centuries. Looking at the limits nature imposes on human ambitions, he questions whether America today is in the midst of a shift from a culture of abundance to a culture of limits-and whether American consumption has become reliant on the global South.

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