“Sometimes, in the face of a totalitarian system of thought, and in the absence of a fully articulated alternative world order, conveying unease is the best a narrator can do. Or is it? …
As we now understand, a significant portion of the US population supports a politics of white nationalism…The phrasing varies, but the arguments share a premise: life is deeply
unfair, and by birthright some people will have material comforts and physical safety and some will suffer, and this inequality should be upheld with state-sanctioned paramilitary force.”
—Emily Witt, “Crossing the Border.” London Review of Books. August 15, 2019.
The people who love the idea of the law of the jungle are people that don’t live in one.