What is the appropriate moral response to grave injustice? When do ends justify means, and when, if ever, is violence the right solution for addressing social wrongs? These are the compelling questions addressed in Zal Batmanglij's riveting new film, The East.
How does a planet fight back? Perhaps with climate change, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, and threats to the food supply such as the dying off of bees, but more definitely with more personal weapons, maybe even triggers inside our own DNA.
What is the alternative? If you give up the Christian philosophy of ecology (if we might thus characterize it), how else do you approach the non-human world and articulate our (human) relationship to it?
With this luminous, surprising memoir, Brenda Peterson completes her own assignment, giving us a story where no one is killed, dismissed, or left behind, where empathy is not only possible but imperative.
Animals (and presumably plants, too) have "worlds" of their own. Non-human life forms are not machines reacting to stimuli, but have their own ways of registering the phenomena that show up within their worlds.