SOURCE: Boston Review
by Samuel Clowes-Huneke
A new book by historian Monica Black suggests that the irrational was never absent from the postwar order—and, moreover, that florid eruptions of mystical thinking often accompany periods of extreme political upheaval.
The image of the broom-riding witch originated in symbols of religous heresy and rumors of occult rituals. But most of the records come from religious inquisitors and are not necessarily reliable.
by George Case
It’s made our politics much more susceptible to irrationality.
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