Essay on Rene Girard at The Brussels Journal

My article The Apocalypse of Modernity, which examines the recent work of René Girard, is now accessible at The Brussels Journal.  Girard’s “turn towards history” will be of interest, I believe, to readers of The Orthosphere.  Here is a tease: “The contemporary West resembles nothing so much as an archaic society in the full panic of social breakdown, searching desperately for the scapegoats whose immolation will induce the gods to intervene. Whether it is the black-clad ‘Antifas’ in Northern Europe who violently stifle free speech or the ‘hoody’-wearing vigilantes who have consigned a hapless Florida man to the hell of liberal non-process – the defining agents of the age resemble the implacable crowds of archaic narrative.”

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