In this interview Dr. Best explores the issues and tactics of the animal rights movement, analyzes the irony of the Patriot Act, and inspires activists with his philosophical insight and undeniable passion.
Dr. Steven Best: Direct Action and the Politics of Nature
Interview. 38 min. Color. DVD/VHS
Out of Print
"There is a new civil war brewing in America, a war over the politics of nature."
Dr. Steven Best is an Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. He has published numerous books and dozens of articles and reviews in the areas of philosophy, cultural criticism, mass media, social theory, postmodern theory, and animal rights. He is a journalist for Animal Rights Online, and a featured writer for Impact Press. He is also a founding member of the Center on Animal Liberation Affairs, President of Stop Animal Neglect and Exploitation (SANE), Vice President of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso, faculty advisor for Cat University Rescue Effort (CURE), and has his own radio show, Animal Concerns of Texas (ACT).
Steven Best is one of the most respected philosophical minds of the animal rights movement. In this in-depth interview from the 2003 Action for Animals Symposium, Best discusses the epiphany which uprooted his life and spawned his dedication and life-long commitment to animal liberation. He explores the issues and tactics of the animal rights movement, analyzes the irony of the Patriot Act, and inspires activists with his philosophical insight and undeniable passion. This is a tool that no activist should be without
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