Today’s World was Already Described at the Beginning of the Century
- January 18, 2019
Between 2005 and 2009, Jorge Majfud wrote two different books that explain the world we are currently living in which, in 2016, began to be perceived as an unexpected novelty.
The first book, published in 2005, is titled La narración de lo invisible. Una teoría política
Contradicting the classic precepts of economic materialism, La narración de lo invisible analyzes the importance of the semantic struggle and social narratives as determinants in our world’s social and political outcomes.
It draws a definition of the positive semantic fields (what is) and the negative fields (what is not) defined by the association of the established/consolidated social valuations (
In the novel La
The city is surrounded by thick walls, and its inhabitants, divided into sects that hate each other, are considered, as a whole and with a strong patriotic pride, the moral reserve of the world.
These two books, published more than a decade ago, offer two global perspectives from different literary genres. They both warned us, long ago, what we were going to live through from the second decade of the 21st century.
Today, just a few people recognize this reality. The rest simply do not see it or refuse to see it.
Translation of Jorge Majfud’s The Walled Society by Bruce Campbell