Leonardo Boff

Meet the Radical “Eco-Theologian” Behind the Economy of Francis

It is a well-known tactic, already explored by Machiavelli; it consists of using a trusted intermediary to launch borderline ideas and trends that dazzle by their extremism. The trusted man plants a flag beyond the boundaries of the acceptable or even the reasonable. He provokes, unsettles and knocks things down. If the majority rejects him, …

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Exposing the Eco-Myths at the Rio Summit

Twenty years after the original Earth Summit (Eco 92), a diminished number of world leaders reconvened in Rio de Janeiro, from 20-22 June 2012, for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The earlier event promoted a radical ecological agenda based on many myths about the environment. At [the 2012] summit, the Plinio Corrêa …

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