The tyranny of positive thinking, animated

Barbara Ehrenreich’s one of esnl’s favorite authors, a scientist and a socialist, she’s emerged as one of the most perspicacious observers of the public commons, dissecting the institutions of society to convey enlightenment about the ways our lives have been coercively coopted by forces beyond our everyday awareness.

One of the most destructive strategies at work in latter-day America is the cult of positive thinking, which has corrupted not only our political lives, but our very way of thinking about the world.

The [British] Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce invites noted thinkers to speak to members, and one of the most delightful things the society does is to provide animations of the speaker’s thoughts, and this example features an excerpt from an Ehrenreich talk based on her latest book, Brightsided, which esnl highly recommends.


One response to “The tyranny of positive thinking, animated

  1. AWESOME video.

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