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ABC Religion: “Nostalgia, Novelty, and our Modern Bordeom”

John Milbank has written the following article for the ABC Religion & Ethics website entitled “Nostalgia, Novelty, and our Modern Boredom”. It begins:

It is one of the most basic tenets of liberal belief that most people were bored out of their minds for most of human history. Before there were cinemas, art exhibitions, concerts, wine-bars, public gyms, internet sites and a variety of ethnic restaurants, there was basically nothing to do – except of course suffer pain, which was more or less continuous. […]

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