19 Apr 2020

What does the superhero craze say about our own times?

From Sunday Morning, 10:41 am on 19 April 2020

Superman and his descendants launched a fascination with technological superism that continues today. Iwan Rhys Morus is professor of history at Aberystwyth University in Wales. He says much of that fascination is about the desire of being able to control everything, but the current Covid-19 crisis shows that we shouldn't be putting our faith in a superhero solution. In essence, superheros need to be kept in their place.

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