Across the globe a collective freak-out spanning the whole political system is picking up steam with every new ‘surprise’ election – rush of tormented souls across borders and tweet from the star of America’s great unreality show – Donald Trump.
But what exactly is the force that seems to be pushing us towards Armageddon?
Is it capitalism gone wild?
Rajani Kanth – a political economist social thinker and poet,goes beyond any of these for the answer.
In his view what’s throwing most of us off kilter— whether we think of ourselves as left or right – capitalist or socialist—was birthed 400 years ago during the period of the Enlightenment.
It’s a set of assumptions – a particular way of looking at the world that pushed out previous modes of existence – many quite ancient and time-tested and eventually rose to dominate the world in its Anglo-American form.