Is that “sound” theory tends to destroy the state of affairs it aims to achieve, said Northrop in 1946. Always suspicious of “our time” claims about timeless issues, paricularly post 9/11, post blogging etc, next big thing claims generally, but I guess that was a period where global political organisation was truly in the spotlight.
Reminded of this by the current Guiness Ad on UK TV at the moment – where the young cowboy sets the wild horse free, and (you’ve guessed) a happy ending ensues. Cheesey, but true.
Neil Hannon puts it several ways in a Divine Comedy song I’ve quoted from before, The Certainty Of Chance, this stanza in particular.
You must go and I must set you free,
‘Cos only that only will bring you back to me.