Unthinkable is relative

This poses the intriguing hypothesis that what’s thinkable politically is different by culture, and that socialism is in the eye of the beholder.

The thinkable is a very narrow band in the spectrum of politics. Revolutions invert the thinkable, or at least shove it far into the land of the previously infrared or ultraviolet, if you follow my metaphor here. Within each little spectrum, each little bubble, everything else is so unimaginable…

Enthusiasms: The View from Godless Liberal Socialist Utopia

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cstrauber

Boston area academic librarian and instructional designer. News junkie. Fan of marine mammals, October.