Tuesday, October 30, 2007

and so it goes

George (Heat) Monbiot reads Cormac McCarthy.
"It seems to me that we are already pushing other people ahead of us down The Road. As the biosphere shrinks, McCarthy describes the collapse of the protagonist's core beliefs. I sense that this might be happening already: that a hardening of interests, a shutting down of concern, is taking place among the people of the rich world. If this is true, we do not need to wait for the forests to burn or food supplies to shrivel before we decide that civilisation is in trouble."

The Road is singularly brilliant, and it's not even McCarthy's best book.

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