Picture of a pendulum in a circular pit, by Mike Von

Societal Progress Is Not Linear

Nowadays, it can feel like the precious societal progress we thought we’d achieved has been inexorably slipping backwards. Extreme conservatism and hate in the US, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the unwillingness to act to ensure our species’ survival keep dealing blows to our image of an enlightened society. But such stumbles are nothing new, …