• Zach Braner

    the end of history

    grappling with uncertainty in turbulent times

    November 12, 2020
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    In 1992, Andre Agassi beat Boris Becker in a five-set quarter-final at Wimbledon, before going on to win the tournament. That same year, Francis Fukuyama published an expanded version of his book-length essay, The End of History?, which argued that the fall of the Soviet Union signaled the final stage of human civilization: Now unopposed, […]

    cybernetic serendipity

    art in times of panic

    October 1, 2020
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    Escapism demands more of me these days. It used to be enough to open Netflix. There’d be some decades-old program with just enough of a nostalgic ember burning for me to huddle around, warming me into gentle numbness. But the world has changed, my mind’s a bit jumpier, and I take my escapes as they […]