“Rachel Carson’s ‘Heedless And Destructive Acts,'” By Henry I. Miller.
Environmental activists gathered last month in Washington DC to celebrate the legacy of the late author Rachel Carson, who gained fame for her book, ‘Silent Spring.’ … They’d have done better to pick up trash at a local park. The book is still revered by many (especially by those who haven’t actually read it), but its legacy is anything but positive. … As detailed by Roger Meiners and Andy Morriss in their scholarly yet very readable analysis, ‘Silent Spring at 50: Reflections on an Environmental Classic,’ Carson exploited her reputation as a well-known nature writer to advocate and legitimatize’positions linked to a darker tradition in American environmental thinking.'” Read more.