This book warns against the effort to sell a reactionary economic, political and social agenda dressed up as concern for and protection of the environment. The author is in no way opposed to any genuine ecological concerns, but his work demonstrates that what we call “environmentalism” is primarily an expression of the world view of segments of the world’s upper class. When they talk to us about pollution, resource scarcity, and overpopulation, they are actually talking about their own fears and hatreds of the common people, and their ambitions for themselves. Whatever label we affix to today’s environmentalism, it is certain that it carries over into the 21st century the same kinds of reactionary, aristocratic and elitist tendencies evident two centuries ago in England and Germany. Such tendencies also emerged in a significant way in the late 1800’s in the United States, involving Malthusianism, social Darwinism and the eugenics movement. This is an exact reprint of the original edition published in 2002 under the title “Environmentalism: Ideology and Power.” Amazon Review of the 2002 edition: Awesome Book Which Exposes Those in Big Business that Funded, Created, and Crafted Environmentalism and Why By Mark Fegley on August 23, 2006 This is a fantastic book; it easily receives 5 stars for the superb content and analysis. Dr. Gibson is simply a guy with terrific work who does not receive the attention he should.