February 20th, 2007

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dr. strangelove channels guy debord

The United States is actively dismantling its own paradigm of modernity. Someday we may understand what has been lost, but now we unconsciously celebrate our passing. Forever War makes the fall perversely satisfying as it becomes more necessary than modernity. Collapse )
    We might take comfort too in being history’s greatest midwife to change, if also to our own undoing.
    —Michael Vlahos, The Fall of Modernity: Has the American narrative authored its own undoing?, The American Conservative, February 26, 2007 Issue, via Arts & Letters Daily