The ultimate story of Murray’s life was a little sad.

I’ve been reading Janet Biehl’s biography:

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/ecology-or-catastrophe-9780199342488

It’s well-written and figures to be of great interest to anyone who lived during the 1960s and turned Green during ensuing decades. Yet it didn’t sell many copies. And Murray now seems to be almost forgotten.

He was so prescient and so active and so very influential for a while. His aspirations (for himself and his ideas) were very high. But he alienated people in an Old Left sectarian kind of way. People broke with him one by one . . . Kirkpatrick Sale, John Clark . . . even Janet disavowed social ecology after Murray died:

http://social-ecology.org/2011/04/biehl-breaks-with-social-ecology/

Yet a Bookchin fan posted this in Jacobin in 2016:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/murray-bookchin-ecology-kurdistan-pkk-rojava-technology-environmentalism-anarchy/