Why We’re So Drawn To Utopian Dreams

And why radicalism will only die when modernity does

It’s no secret that fanaticism, radicalism and utopianism are on the rise. Politicians who wouldn’t have had a half a chance in hell to hold office just a few elections cycles ago have, as we all know, seized the highest offices or come unbelievably close since 2016 or so.

I don’t really think it’s that the Overton window has shifted one way or another. I think it’s that, as it’s become clearer that moderate politics can’t fix any of our most dire…

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J. W. Barlament

History, politics, religion and the rest. Told with nerve and without reserve.