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Edward Abbey is an optimist

Archived Article - September 15, 1986 by Betsy Marston

"The world is older, bigger and more interesting than we are. Growth is the enemy. Every organism grows to optimum space, then stops." If it doesn't, he says, it's a freak, which means our overblown and overdone technological civilization is headed for a great explosion, followed by collapse. "That's why I'm an optimist." Download entire issue to view this article:

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