Has The World Already Ended? Or Just History?

There’s a reason they quote Baudrillard in The Matrix.

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Things are… tense…. It’s tough to deny that right now, the world can feel a bit like a standoffish middle school dance… with nukes. Foreign policy, geopolitics, international defense, and even long standing institutions like the European Union and, depending upon who you ask, democracy itself… have uncertain futures. Rather than indulging in our inner chicken little, it may be useful to know this isn’t, of course, the first time some people have felt like the end is nigh. As a matter of fact, depending upon who you ask–and we will… ask–it’s possible that either the world… OR HISTORY… has already ended; though at the end… of both of those things, and this episode, maybe we can find a beginning. Let’s talk some Francis Fukuyama and Jean Baudrillard.

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http://www.wesjones.com/eoh.htm

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/026327698015001001

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/09/the-man-who-declared-the-end-of-history-fears-for-democracys-future/?utm_term=.39c74a5f59d9

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