Jürgen Trittin

(b.1954) is a leading German Green MP and top candidate for the German Bundestag elections in 2009.


Ecological materialism

How nature becomes political

The fundamentalist justification for ecological politics is outdated, writes Jürgen Trittin, chairman of the German Green party. The ecological reform of the global economy must bring on board those with no interest in preserving nature per se. The more radical, “nature-oriented” and naive a demand is, the less likely it is to be realized and the more catastrophic the consequences will be.

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