Thursday, 30 January 2014

A seminal 12,000 word essay on the modern condition from John C Wright

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http://www.scifiwright.com/2014/01/the-restless-heart-of-darkness-part-one/

http://www.scifiwright.com/2014/01/restless-heart-of-darkness-part-two/

How good is this essay?

To say it is brilliant is to understate: this is High Journalism of permanent value. This is simultaneously enjoyable, accessible and profound. Think GK Chesterton, think George Orwell.

I could not exaggerate how good this essay is, because it is as-good as topical essays can be - it could be matched but not surpassed: it is work at the summit of its genre.

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