This book renders an uncompromising verdict on the 'scourge' of our millennium: modernism, itself the artifact of certain late Eurocentric propensities. Kanth argues that while modernism is possessed of some virtues, they are purchased at far too high a cost - indeed a cost that neither the species r the planet can, on any scale, find affordable. Given the imminence and the gravity of this threat, he further suggests that other posture is at all ecologically responsible. Kanth suggests, breaking with the manifold paradigms of European expansionism or find ourselves, soon eugh, living on a planet damaged beyond recovery.
RAJANI KANTH is Visiting Professor of Economics at Duke University in North Carolina, USA.