Radical Transformation

Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization

Table of contents

  • Introduction: Welcome to the Apocalypse
  • Part I: The Crisis of Civilization
  • Chapter 1: Collapse
  • Chapter 2: Dissociation
  • Chapter 3: Complexity
  • Chapter 4: Stratification
  • Chapter 5: Overshoot
  • Chapter 6: Oligarchy
  • Part II: Radical Transformation
  • Chapter 7: The Death System
  • Chapter 8: Toward a System of Life
  • Notes
  • Index


Drawing on a vast knowledge of history, human evolution, philosophy, and modern complexity theory, MacKay tells a story that recognizes the marvels of human civilization while revealing its dark tendency towards oligarchic structures of power and exploitation. He then shows us how we can respond to preserve the best while defeating the worst.