A completely rewritten English version of this book, which was first published in Swedish and German in 2016.
Environmental extremists successfully advanced their political agenda to make our world a "wilder" place to live in. They insist that true wilderness can be created in settled landscapes, without negative consequences. They even argue that introducing large carnivores into our residential areas will increase human well-being. Using advocacy to politicize science and scholarship, they created among the unsuspecting a climate of fables, rumours, ignorant yearnings and desires, in which the end justifies the means. It has encouraged fanaticism, dismissed history, misled the political leadership and generated legislation that fails to promote nature conservation, but generates human suffering. Although we have millennia of experiences living with wolves, once again facts are the first victims of this war. This book reveals the real wolf and shows how he was viewed in the past centuries.