Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History

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University of California Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 181 pages
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The author's denunciation of apocalyptic thinking provides a moral, philosophical, and literary challenge to the way most of us make sense of our worlds. In our search for coherence, Bernstein argues, we tend to see our lives as moving toward a predetermined fate. This foreshadowing demeans the variety, the richness, and especially the unpredictability of everyday life. Apocalyptic history denies the openness and choice available to its actors.
 

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