Apocalypse From Now On


At Spiked, Michael Fitzpatrick has an interesting reading of the SARs situation:

Fears about an explosive epidemic of a lethal infectious disease compound existing anxieties about bioterrorism, nuclear war, or some environmental disaster, to create a peculiarly modern kind of apocalypse. The end is believed to be nigh, but this is a protracted condition rather than a terminal event, a state which looms but never happens.