“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, April 9, 2010

Gore Derangement Syndrome

A good essay by Paul Krugman today. It's along the lines of my thinking on hyperobjects. Hyperobjects such as global warming and nuclear radiation reduce conservatism (what are they conserving?) to a vague abstraction, the sliver of the tip of an iceberg of false immediacy.

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