From: Valence (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jul 03 2004 - 04:37:08 BST
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This month's topic is
3) From LILA Chapter 24:
"The end of the twentieth century in America seems to be an intellectual,
social and economic rust-belt, a whole society that has given up on Dynamic
improvement and is slowly trying to slip back to Victorianism, the last
Lila was published in 1991 (and obviously written prior to its publication).
The end of the 20th century in America included arguably important social
events like the spread of the internet, arguably important economic events
like the stock-market bubble, arguably important scientific/intellectual
advances in computer technology, genetics, chaos theory, quantum physics,
Given that the 20th century in America (or anywhere else for that matter) is
firmly behind us now, is it still fair to say that its end was an
"intellectual, social and economic rustbelt"? And if so, then what sort of
intellectual, social and economic 'advances' could have prevented the
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