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The Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse

It’s not just planetary crisis but the destruction of the individual too

The Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse Photograph: Chinki Sinha

Sure, all of us, for all of our lives, may have inhabited the Kali Yuga. But things, even in recent memory, haven’t always been quite like they are today. Remember the name Francis Fukuyama from only 30 years ago? He became famous for making claims that sound like the exact opposite of what we experience all around us now:

What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end-point of manki­nd’s ideological evolution and the uni­v­e­rs­alisation of Western liberal democr­acy as the final form of human government.

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