Social ecology advances a message that calls not only for a society free of hierarchy and hierarchical sensibilities, but for an ethics that places humanity in the natural world as an agent for rendering evolution – social and natural – fully self-conscious and as free as possible … We stand at a cross-roads of conflicting pathways: either we will surrender to a mindless irrationalism that mystifies social evolution … or we will regain the activism, that is denigrated today, and turn the world into an ever-broader domain of freedom and rationality. This entails a new form of rationality, a new technology, a new science, a new sensibility and self – and above all, a truly libertarian society. 1