Countries with welfare states that fight only to defend conservative positions will in the end be swept away. Contemporary historical reality, more unstable than it has been for decades and giving indications of great changes to come, is so deeply out of phase with developed societies’ desire for peace that those societies’ grasp of events is likely to grow increasingly precarious. If you persist in wanting to be fooled, you will eventually succeed. the taste for virtual reality, which bears a troubling likeness to schizophrenia, risks bringing about a profound alternation in our sense of reality and will block any understanding of the forces actually operating in the world.

Thérèse Delpech Savage Century. Back to Barbarism.