Left and Right


N. Dexia examines Donald Trump’s recent proposals for futuristic cities and technological advancements, pondering the potential shift in futurism from the Left to the Right.

This article was originally published here.

I’ve been on this futurism kick for a while—and then I hear that Donald Trump has everyone riled up again with talk of building new futuristic cities, beautifying the old ones, finally making the whole “Jetsons future” of flying cars a reality.

To top it all off, he’s also proposed a very nationalistic program of incentivizing baby-making that sounds like something straight out of Viktor Orbán’s Hungary…or, dare I say it (and doubtless the Left already has, or will), out of National Socialist Germany.

But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can see it for yourself here.

Here are a few excerpts from his speech, entitled “Agenda 47: Quantum Leap in the American Standard of Living,” which I think encapsulate the gist of it:


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