Snowpiercer and the Machine of Life

The Alien Next Door

This film isn’t about climate change—that’s just a plot point to serve the premise of a study on how society functions—or rather copes—within a decadent capitalist system, based on an edict of productivity: serve the machine of “life”. Reform and revolution are shibboleths that distinguish liberals from radicals,” explains Aaron Bady Curtis (Chris Evans) of The New Inquiry. Unlike his reformist brothers, he’s looked outside the construct, studied the realm beyond the train.

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

That means, in the short-term, realistic climate politics are reformist politics, even if they are conceived of as part of a longer-term anti-capitalist project of totally economic re-organization. Dreaming the Rational Of course, successful reformism often involves radical means and revolutionary demands. The work of Francis Fox Piven and Richard Cloward is, in my opinion, still among the best in tracing the dynamic of this process of rebellion and reform.)