Nicols Fox

Recent Columns

DRYING TIMES
"Letter from America"
Nicols Fox
RESURGENCE Magazine
March/​April 2007

The Power in our Pocket
"Letter from America"
RESURGENCE Magazine
(May/​June 2006 issue. resurgence.
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PREVIOUSLY


Op-ed essay appeared in The New York Times on Saturday, April 8, 2005, titled: "Volunteer Workers of the World, Unite." Topic: The Great Labor Transfer of companies and businesses that have managed to get us consumers do their work, not just willingly, but but sometimes even happily. It later appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

Check out the April 05 issue of The Ecologist, a British publication, for my essay on efficiency. I'm against it. (www.theecologist.org)

NOW IN PAPERBACK
If you don't find
the paperback of
Against The Machine
in your local bookstore,
contact Rue Cottage Books
at ruecottage@​acadia.net

Works

Alone Together
This essay appeared in the (now defunct) Ruminator Review, as the first chapter of Against the Machine, and as the text of Alone Together, a book of photographs by David Graham. It sold out at once, due to a lengthy article in the New York Times. It is quite rare to find a copy.

It may be reprinted in 2007 with an essay by another writer. Fox declined to contribute to the reprint after a failure of contract negotiations.



Spoiled: Why our food is making us sick
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It Was Probably Something You Ate
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Selected Books and Articles

Non-fiction
Alone Together
A look at the Kellam and their lives on Placentia Island off the Maine Coast where they lived simply and without modern conveniences for 35 years.
Non-Fiction
Against the Machine: The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art and Individual Lives
Resistance to technology has persisted from the original Luddite Rebellion to the present in Romantic literature, the Victorian novel, the Arts and Crafts Movement, Transcendentalism, the Agrarian, environmental, and back-to-the land movements, in modern literature, and in the lives of contemporary neo-Luddites.
Spoiled: Why our food is making us sick
Spoiled looks at how changes in lifestyle, culture, food production, processing and distribution, have created niches for emerging foodborne pathogens.
It Was Probably Something You Ate
How to avoid and Survive Foodborne Illness