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Where do we go when there’s no more politics?

You think it was politics. That particular dance, boy, that’s over.

— William Gibson,Virtual Light, p. 101

Is politics something historically specific? Put that way, the answer is obviously “yes.” What isn’t historically specific, after all? But that does carry with it the suggestion that Gibson’s character could be right, that maybe politics would be “over,” and that seems hard to comprehend. Read more↴