Troploin Newsletter # 5 June 2007
IN FOR A STORM : A CRISIS ON THE WAY
Historical forecasts are usually wrong, Marxism-inspired ones no exception.
Still, everybody organises his life according to some vision he has of a possible future. That vision can be implicit, but it plays a part in the way each of us leads his existence or lets himself be led by events. We often hear friends say it's impossible or pointless to form any idea about a foreseeable future because the world is too confused or confusing: but this also is an idea about the world. Better be conscious of one's point of view, and make this vision explicit and as well-founded as can be.
This is what this essay is aiming at. It can be read as a follow-up to Whither the World ? : our 2002 text was more retrospective, the present one wishes to be prospective. First, let's go back in time a little.