After We’re Gone

Would the world actually be better without us? For most of human history, the question was inconceivable. 

But now, anxious over climate change and elated at technological breakthroughs, a growing chorus of thinkers is heralding the end of humanity’s reign on Earth. 

On this episode, poet and critic Adam Kirsch, author of The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagining a Future Without Us, analyzes these ideas with Commonweal senior editor Matthew Boudway. 

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“Is the existence of homo sapiens an absolute value? This question, once theoretical, is now becoming increasingly practical”—Adam Kirsch

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