Whereas the utopia of equality contains a wealth of …

Whereas the utopia of equality contains a wealth of substantial and positive goals of social change, the utopia of the risk society remains peculiarly negative and defensive. Basically, one is no longer concerned with attaining something ‘good’, but rather with preventing the worst. The dream of the old society is that everyone wants and ought to have a share of the pie. The utopia of the risk society is that everyone should be spared from poisoning. (1986)

BBC – Blogs – Adam Curtis – THE VEGETABLES OF TRUTH

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