Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Indeed …

… Joseph Conrad’s Relevance Today - WSJ. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Conrad had a deep-rooted fear of social disorder, was sensitive to political movements and perceptive about the pathology of terrorists. People asked the same questions about terrorists then as they do now: What sort of people are they? Who organizes them? What are their motives? Though Conrad’s novel is based on the anarchist bomb plots of the turn of the 20th century, his political insights apply with equal force to our situation today. An adaptation of the novel is now airing on BBC One and the series will likely appear in America.

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