The Political Turn
Those who panic at the impending political turn, and arguing that this would stop progress, have got it wrong. The great periods of human creativity, from Ancient Greece to modern-day Silicon Valley, came after resurgence of political emotions and grand dreams of changing society. Stewart Brand and the Hippies were the true precursors of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, though they have borrowed the rhetoric of changing the world to consolidate a power status quo. In summary, apolitical humans do not create - they just vie for entitlements with each other within a confined existence. Opening of the genie bottle of politics upset the order, but allows possibilities of creation. Exiting the mere consuming selves ignite the producers in us, turn us from spectators to participants in life. So, history may not have ended, and the world may indeed change again.