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The First ISM

"The First ISM" is the third of Don Lutz's books currently in print.  The first was, "The Weaning of America: The Case Against Dairy Products & twelve other essays" (InnerPeace Books, 1997).  Don's second book, "Natural Reflections: Thoughts on Nature, Animals & Non-Violence" (InnerPeace, 2004), under the pen name, Dyoniz L, is a collection of essays, poems and published articles.  A year later, he presented, "The First ISM: Seeking the Origins of Racism, Sexism & Terrorism" (InnerPeace, 2005).

     

"The Weaning of America", 114 pages, $10 including shipping
 
"A stimulating and thought-provoking work that argues strongly for living with respect for the other animals who share this world with us."
-John Robbins, author of "Diet For a New America", "To Feed the World", and "Reclaiming Our Health".
 
"The Weaning of America" is a wonderful book.  If it shows us what is wrong with our relationships with animals - and it does, in crystal-clear terms - it also shows us how to fix the problem, one person at a time.  Don has done                                     a brilliant job in this compact volume."
                                    -Neal Barnard, M.D. -  President, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine.
 

"Natural Reflections", 160 pages, $12 including shipping

A total of 56 essays, poems, quotations and published articles from the last forty years.
                                    Includes, "Empathy, Compassion & Nature", "Humane Slaughter?", "The Writer Who Hated Words",
                                    "African Blood", "Abortion: A Legal Issue?", "Dogs Smell Good", "We Did Quite Well Without War",
                                    "Fear of Animal Rights", "Thinking About Food" and "Sentient Beings With Critical Choices".
 
 
  "The First ISM", 229 pages, $20 including shipping

  The culmination of a thirty year search for the origins of all negative "isms".  Inspired largely by                                                              Jim Mason's classic, "Unnatural Order: Why We Are Destroying the Planet and Each Other".
                                     
                                     Contents
                                    Introduction
                                    PART ONE
                                     ISMS
                                    TERRORISM
                                    COLONIALISM
                               IMPERIALISM
                               NATIONALISM
                               OTHERISMS
                                              Hedonism
                                       Ageism
                                       Fatalism                                       
                                       Barbarism
                                       Humanism
                                              Tokenism
                                              Communism
                                              Socialism
                                              Fascism
                                              Capitalism
                                              Religious Fanaticism
                                              Extremism
                                    RACISM
                                    MILITARISM
                                    SEXISM
                                    CLASSISM
                                    EGOISM
                                    HUMAN SUPREMACISM
                                    PART TWO
                                     RESOLUTION
                                     Section 1-The Approach
                                     The Natural Violence Myth
                                    Holistic Healing
                                    Ego Reduction
                                    Cooperation Over Competition
                                    Recognizing and Honoring Family
                                    Religion & Spirituality
                                    Arts in Health and Healing
                                     Section 2-Implementing a Plan
                                    The End of Racism, Sexism, Speciesism and War
                                    Expanding the Circles of Compassion
                                    The Non-Violent Diet
                                    Turn off the TV
                                    Addiction Prevention
                                    Expanding Educational Resources
                                    Encourage Play
                                    Conflict Resolution
                                    Blueprint for a Less Violent World
                                    The Nature of Healing

                                    Bibliography

For a preview of what's in "The First ISM", click on "Essays" and then, "circles.com".  You will see one of the best received chapters of the book, "Expanding the Circles of Compassion".

About the author: Don has been introduced to audiences as a philosopher, naturalist, environmentalist and advocate for non-violence.  His studies in philosophy, psychology, religion, history, health and cultural anthropology have afforded him unique insights into contemporary moral issues. 
 

All three books can be purchase for $30, including shipping and handling.
 

 

...or you can purchase the title essay from "The Weaning of America" and the other two  books, revised and updated via email for $20!
 

 

…a few of my favorite books…

 

Algeny: A New Word - A New World........................................................................................Jeremy Rifkin

Atheism Advanced .…………………………………………………………………………..….David Eller

An Unnatural Order: Why We Are Destroying the Planet & Each Other…………………...Jim Mason

Animal Grace: Spiritual Relationships with Our Fellow Creatures………………………..Mary Lou Randour

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity....…………………...Bruce Bagemihl

The Capitalism Papers…………………………………………………………………..……Jerry Mander

The Chalice & the Blade: Our History, Our Future.................................................................Riane Eisler         

Coming to Our Senses: Body / Spirit in the Hidden History of the West………………….…..Morris Berman

Dominance & Affection: The Making of Pets...........………………………………………….…...Yi Fu-Tuan

Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World.......................................................................Linda Hogan

Ecological Integrity……………………………………………………………………….….David Pimentel

Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age...……………………………………………....Bill McKibben

Eternal Treblinka………………………….……………………………………………....Charles Patterson

The Emperor's Embrace: Reflections on Animal Families and Fatherhood………………….…Jeffrey Masson

The Eros of Everyday Life...........................................................................................................Susan Griffin

The Food Revolution......................................……………………………………………..……...John Robbins

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television..........................................................................Jerry Mander

A Green History of the World...............................….......................................................................Clive Ponting

In the Absence of the Sacred.......................................................................................................Jerry Mander

Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women & Animals ……….. …………………... Linda Hogan, et al

Natural Atheism……………………………………………………………………………..…..…David Eller

Nature's Web: Rethinking Our Place on Earth................................................................................Peter Marshall

Neither Man Nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals ……………………………….Carol J. Adams

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon……………………………………………………………....Jeffrey Masson

Pleasurable Kingdom………………………………………………………………….....Jonathan Balcombe

Sacred Cows & Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals…………………Ray Greek

Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth & the Politics of the Body…………………………………………….Riane Eisler

Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals…………………………………………....Jonathan Balcombe

The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory……………………..……Carol J. Adams

The Sixth Extinction......................................................................................................................Richard Leakey

Taking Population Seriously.....................……........................................................................Frances M. Lappe 

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters…...……………………………………………………….…..….Steven Best

Tomorrow's Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education……………………………….Riane Eisler

The Way of Compassion...........................………………………………………..……….Martin Rowe, et al

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals ......……………………………..Jeffrey Masson

Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her...................................................................................Susan Griffin

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