Globes – Peter Sloterdijk

Back in 2012 I reviewed Bubbles, the first volume of Peter Sloterdijk’s Spheres trilogy, for the LA Review of Books. Now, I’ve reviewed Globes, the second volume, for the Sydney Review of Books:

Later, in the age of European imperialism, it became possible to speak about world history. World history is not merely the story of an already-existing world, but the story by which the world becomes conscious of itself: it is the becoming-world of the world as such. Yet this process, and its culmination in the establishment of the contemporary global market, undermines the very sense of distance by which we have, in the past, understood the world’s enormity…

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