When the Machines Stop: E.M. Forster’s Vision Revisited in an Age of Collapse

From 9/11 to the latest revelations about the Trump administration, the predominant theme of 21st-century America has been collapse. Collapse of buildings, bridges, levees, infrastructure, political institutions, social organizations, families, marriage, civility, morals, humanity, faith, you name it. Collapse. The Red, White, and Blue Screen of Death.