April 2, 2007
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Mostly Harmless is at it again – gathering together the various conversational strands of the cross-blog discussion of contemporary apocalypticism from a few months back, and adding some new voices. I had intended to try to write something new for the event, but find myself strangely too busy at the moment for the end of the world – if only they could schedule these cataclysms further in advance… Anyone missing substantive content around here lately might be interested in my original intervention into this discussion – which, like most of my interventions into cross-blog discussions, was a tangent, in this case avoiding the topic of apocalypticism altogether, but exploring a few themes relating to the connections between sociology and psychology in Adorno’s (and Sinthome’s!) versions of critical theory. Mostly Harmless provides many more links (including some to summary posts here) to earlier and later rounds of the discussion: note that, unlike me, most of the people who originally contributed to this discussion actually said something about apocalypticism in contemporary culture… Enjoy!