Voters are still devouring Donald Trump’s dark materials
Thought Leader: Niall Ferguson
August 26, 2018
By Niall Ferguson (original source The Times)
“My six-year-old son and I have been reading Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials. His books are a kind of atheist antidote to CS Lewis’s delightful Narnia series. Central to the plot is the idea, derived from modern physics, that our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes and there could be wormholes that connect one universe to another.
Pullman’s Oxford appears in two versions: one the Oxford we know, still charming but increasingly blighted by modernity’s ugliness, and another — in a world where far less has changed since the 17th century.”
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