“I study the end of the world” – reflections on 2016

You should read TheLuddbrarian’s thoughts on 2016.

After November 9th, people no longer rolled their eyes or laughed derisively when I told them that “I study the end of the world.” I’ve received many interesting replies in the last two months of 2016, but my favorite (which was voiced sincerely by a distinguished scholar) has been: “That is very relevant and important work.”

But, if I’m being completely honest, I preferred it when people rolled their eyes.

It’s not actually particularly comforting to tell people “we’re doomed” and have them agree.

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