Originally published at Open Democracy : Can Europe Make It?
The latest mutation of the neoliberal doctrine is turning Greece into a real life dystopia, but resistance can still save the day.
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Michael Anderson’s film ‘Logan’s Run’ (1976) opens with the following statement:
“Sometime in the twenty-third century, the survivors of a war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There’s just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of carousel.”
The first part is a description of pretty much every utopia.A society cut off from a threatening outside world, that lives secluded in peace and plenty. There is no conflict…
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