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Maybe the fracturing of the narrative is a comment on/reflection of the fracturing of the official narrative that happened after WWII. The rise of intelligence agencies and their Vintage 2011, 10th Birthday T-Shirt of the world, the pervasive influence of propaganda, “subversive sub-cultures” and their “counter narratives”, political and social defamation, the enormous, ever-growing amount of information to process thanks to technological connections, mass media, an interconnected world. Maybe it’s a comment on the impossibility of coherence in any sort of political/historical/economic/philosophical theory? Maybe it’s a comment on our lack of ambition in trying to confront this challenge (everyone focuses on pieces of the puzzle, few on the whole thing, a more concerted effort is needed), on our willingness to submit to the onslaught of information, and to allow the technological processes that generate it to use us to continue to speed everything up to the point that we’ll no longer be able to handle it without their help (and, eventually, not even with their help).