Dictionary For The Future

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Lean Logic: A Dictionary For the Future and How To Survive It describes itself as “a community of essays about inventive, cooperative self-reliance in the face of great uncertainty.”

Building upon that characterization, this review presents Lean Logic as a hybrid of sorts—part encyclopedia, book, secular bible and survival guide—while defining its greatest strength as “the lightness with which it draws on knowledge from earlier periods of history, and from other cultures.”

The not-so-lean 736 page project was completed despite the death last year of its author, English ecologist, David Fleming, the inventor and advocate for the energy rationing scheme, Tradeable Energy Quotas.

(Via Maud Newton)


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →