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We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces. Carl Sagan. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. 1995
When we talk about the novel we have to consider the culture in which it operates. Everything in the culture argues against the novel, particularly the novel that tries to be equal to the complexities and excesses of the culture. This is why books such as JR and Harlot’s Ghost and Gravity’s Rainbow and The Public Burning are important—to name just four. They offer many pleasures without making concessions to the middle-range reader, and they absorb and incorporate the culture, instead of catering to it. And there’s the work of Robert Ston…

Thomas Piketty 2

Thomas Piketty: The Market and Private Property Should Be the Slaves of DemocracyFriday, 30 May 2014 10:18By Lynn FriesThe Real News Network | Video Interview 6