SLOUCHING: Front Matter

Long Notes to "Slouching Towards Utopia?: An Economic History of the Long 29th Century", forthcoming from Basic Books


1) Yes, the title is a reference is to what may be the most-cited twentieth-century poem in the English language: William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming”. The Dial Vol. 69 (1920), p. 466 <>.

(Plus, secondarily, it is a reference to Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethl…

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