Against the Grain

Against Apocalypse

It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism, as the popular observation goes. But, according to Betsy Hartmann, that’s an especially American outlook. She discusses what she calls the America Syndrome: the national propensity toward apocalyptic thinking, rooted in religiosity and imperial expansion.

Resources:

Betsy Hartmann, The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War and Our Call to Greatness Seven Stories Press, 2017

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