Bestselling Norwegian novelist Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen discusses humanity’s present plight and what we may salvage from the past to save us in the future.
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A deep malaise infects contemporary culture. Ever-greater tremors shake industrial civilization to its core. Societal disintegration looms large. In response, governments pursue ever-more draconian methods of control. Our fundamental freedoms are undermined by gathering oppression, our minds clouded by propaganda and lies. All of these are symptoms of a shattered psyche, a disconnection from the natural world and the vast web of life, and a disenchanted view of the cosmos. If we are to survive and thrive in future, we must remember what we have forgotten and, with humility, understand how much we still have to learn.
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