Utopian science fictions legitimising our current dystopia – 2019 Taylor Lecture, Oxford University – Yanis Varoufakis

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford University, kindly invited me to deliver the 2019 Taylor Lecture on 12th February 2019. I chose the topic of Realistic Utopias versus Dystopic Realities – my aim being to highlight the manner in which really-existing capitalism is marketed as a utopian science fiction that has nothing to do with… really-existing capitalism. Behind this elegant utopian mathematical the powers-that-be hide a dismal dystopia that is failing humanity in a variety of ways. Plato, King Lear, Coriolanus and the Borg Queen make cameo appearances…

https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu/2019/02/19/utopian-science-fictions-legitimising-for-our-current-dystopia-2019-taylor-lecture-oxford-university/