Illusions of a cosy, blameless past are having a profound impact on the present: From the echoed empire of Brexit and the misty-eyed war cry of Make America Great Again, through to the Stone Age ideology of radical Islam. What makes retrotopia so appealing?
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Media figures are clamouring to scrutinise Gen Y: But do generation categories really make sense, or are they an illusion promoted to facilitate dehumanising rhetoric – and generate advertising revenue. Continue reading
Conservative Christianity has championed credulity as a virtue in the US – creating the perfect conditions for Trump’s rise to power. Continue reading