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Farewell to Modernism

On Human Devolution in the Twenty-First Century

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Rajani Kanth

Farewell to Modernism: On Human Devolution in the Twenty-First Century is an original, pathbreaking, revolutionary, and totalizing critique of received Modernist ideas, including Modernist Utopianism. In that vein, it unseats virtually every dearly held myth of EuroModernist discourse. It offers a new episteme based on our true ontic nature – our anthropic species-being – as an offset and correction to all brands of EuroModernist idylls, be they of Left or Right, that have repeatedly brought the world to the brink of annihilation. In sum, this book argues that neither philosophy nor social science are tenable without a true, realist anthropology of the human species that sets limits to both political idealism and social engineering.
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16 Nostalgia, for the Future

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Nostalgia, for the Future

It may be comforting to know that these are the bad old days (more on this, at the end). I mean, we don’t have to ‘look back in anger,’ join a retro film club, or wax nostalgic for such gallant memories any more: they drench us every day, if we dare catch even just the headlines at the top of any news hour. Of course, not for nothing are they called news ‘stories.’ Yes: stories are what they are—tall ones, bald ones, new ones, old ones, fake ones, opaque ones.

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