NealStephenson interviewed in Reason about WalterWink
Carrying that forward to the present day, Wink takes a general interest in people in various places who are getting the shaft. He develops an empirical science of shaftology, if you will. (Of course he doesnt call it shaftology; thats just my name for it.) He goes all over the world and looks at different kinds of people who are obviously getting the shaft, be they blacks in apartheid South Africa, South American peasants, or residents of inner-city neighborhoods dominated by gangs. He looks for connections among all of these situations and in this way develops the idea of domination systems. Its not germ theory and modern antibiotics, but it is, at the very least, a kind of epidemiology of power disorders. And even people who cant stomach the religious content of his work might take a few cues from this epidemiological, as opposed to theoretical/ideological, approach.
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