On post-truth politics

Salvage

Implied in the formulation ‘post-truth politics’ is that what went on before it was the truth, and nothing but the truth. Let’s humour this idea, and ask, then, when did such politics begin? At what point did xenophobia and misdirected rage become the common currency of politics? 28 July 2002? Thanks to the Chilcot Report, […]

On populism

Salvage

“It can be said about all populisms, in spite of their bewildering historical variety, that at a minimum they construct a virtuous ‘people’ to pit against a more or less real or imaginary elite that places its own interest above that of the people.”

On futurism

Slum

“Tackling the challenge of sustainable urban design for the whole planet and not just for a few privileged countries or social groups, requires a vast stage in the imagination.”