Miserabilism and antidote

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19 Jul 2009

While watching Robert Glennon being interviewed on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show I was struck by his miserabilism. Apparently Unquenchable, the new book by the Arizona law professor, bemoans the fact that the current generation of Americans have access to water without having to think about it. What should be seen as a mark of progress is viewed as a potential environmental disaster.

Fortunately I have belatedly discovered an antidote in James May’s 20th century. The television series shows the amazing extent of technological discovery by human beings in the last century. It also gives enormous hope for the future.

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