Here at DP, we are firm believers in anticipatory history. We prefer a truthfully imagined future to deceitful revisions of the past. Among the books shelved at arm’s length, we find a collection of Mark Twain with writings that imagine both pasts and futures, such as this excerpt from Outlines of History (suppressed.):
Writing for Tomdispatch, Alfred McCoy provides a brilliant summary of how command and control techniques hatched at the margins inevitably return for homeland deployment.
Now comes another anticipatory historian known to some as that great advocate for the Rights of Earthworms, the Honorable Keith Harding, and to others as the poet Jon Swan, who sends us the following report: