Future men will look back on our epoch as a age of darkness

"If the human race survives, future men will, I suspect, look back on our enlightened epoch as a veritable age of Darkness. They will presumably be able to savour the irony of the situation with more amusement than we can extract from it. The laugh’s on us. They will see that what we call "schizophrenia" was one of the forms in which, often through quite ordinary people, the light began to break through the cracks in our all-too-closed minds." - R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience, p. 107

Related: Tom Shandel & Kirk Tougas‘ 1989 documentary, Did You Used To Be R.D.Laing?, made shortly after Laing’s death. (via)

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