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regina spektor: far (2009)
June 28, 2009, 7:28 pm
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Regina Spektor
Far ••••
Sire

In 1989, as walls fell and evil empires surrendered, philosopher Francis Fukuyama believed himself witness to “the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalisation of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” For anyone born since (arguably) the Reagan/Gorbachev years, the world has evolved, but at a geostationary speed – incrementally and at no faster rate than we would expect it to as we age. For we who have known nothing but the cold comforts of Western capitalism, history itself is an abstraction. History, regardless of whether or not we believe it continues, does not happen to us. 

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