New World Orders, the closing chapter in Gary Lachman’s Politics and the Occult: The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen, is excerpted in the latest issue of Evolve! magazine.

“Politics deals with the possible, not the ideal; it inhabits the messy world of becoming, not the stable world of being.  Ideas from the world of being can inform the politics of becoming, but they cannot take its place, which means that as long as the world is the world, there will always be change.  Attempts to force some ideal, whether right or left, into existence will fail, or success will come at such a cost that failure would have been preferable.” –Gary Lachman