Political fiction, a form of European activism
Writing fiction, especially science fiction, can become an act of political activism. After all, as Giuseppe Porcaro asks, if we can't imagine multiple future scenarios for Europe how do we expect to build a better one?
Giuseppe Porcaro is the head of communications of the Bruegel think tank and the author of DISCO SOUR, a novel set in a parallel timeline where, after the financial crisis, a civil war ravaged Europe and nation-states collapsed, leaving the EU as the only entity preventing anarchy. When I look at the past few years of Europe's political trajectories - with Brexit, mounting Euroscepticism, and the claims by various populist movements to discard representative democracy - the future comes prominently to my mind.
12th October 2017