Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back
We're alive in a time of worst-case scenarios: The weather has gone uncanny. Our old postwar alliances are crumbling. Everywhere you look there's an omen, a joke whose punchline is the end of the world. How do we live in the shadow of such a ...more
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By the author of the award-winning To Be a Machine, a deeply felt book about our anxious present tense--and coming to grips with the f ...more
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Considering just how much anxiety I feel about these present times in general, I was surprised by just how much I ended up enjoying “Notes from an Apocalypse.” O’Connell’s various tours to explore how different groups and people are preparing for the possible end is done so with both a critical eye and also a great deal of wit. Yet as he journeys about and makes his sharp observations, there’s always the constant undercurren ...more
“...wasn’t the impulse to catastrophize, to imagine the collapse of one’s world, only the pursuit of a mind shaped by leisure and economic comfort? What did I really mean by the end of the world, after all, if not the loss of my own position within it? What was it that made me anxious, if not the precari ...more