James Crossley's new article on political understandings of the Apocalypse in light of the Covid-19 pandemic
James Crossley looks at how labels like 'apocalypticism' are applied in popular and academic discourse.
In America, apocalyptic and millenarian language is most prominently found on the political and Christian right. While hardly absent from the English right, such language is more likely to be utilised on the left. Indeed, the English radical tradition has had a long history of apocalyptic and millenarian thinking, if by those problematic terms we mean the recurring assumptions about dramatic overhaul of society.