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The Age of Uncertainty

This morning I read a piece by Brian Eno in which he explained his reasons for optimism in 2017. His main point was that 2016 was maybe a watershed year - the culmination of 40 years of moral and emotional erosion. From here on in, he suggests, things may start to get better. As Eno says: “Last year people started waking up... A lot of them, in their anger, grabbed the nearest Trump-like object and hit the Establishment over the head with it.” “…people are rethinking what democracy means, what society means and what we need to do to make them work again.” Instinctively, I feel there’s truth in what he’s saying, but, to be honest, I’ve no way of knowing. Beyond all the weird and disconcerting