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« We are fucked » vs. « It’s not too late ». The Club of Rome’s Earth for All offers a burst of stubborn optimism. But when does stubborn optimism become cruel optimism?
On language invention. To desire some other perfect language is at once to acknowledge and to overlook the miraculousness of what we have.
A friend of mine likes to say that the moon landing was real, but dumb. On astronautical tokenism.