NPQ, Fall 1996
BACK STORY: Countries with democratic systems of government had grown from 58 a decade earlier, to 117. As democratic accountability grew, the sovereignty of local communities began to assert itself over the process of globalization, and “history” was now going start again; this time in reverse, with global moving toward local, rather than local moving toward local. Thus the title, “After the End of History.”
I didn’t use beaten up type for every NPQ cover, but it seems I did for the covers I have chosen to show here. It just was another cover where I wanted to illustrate the deconstruction of society. The image here is actually a picture of my cleaning lady’s hand, as it seemed appropriate to use a hand of a working-class immigrant to represent the mass of people standing up and being counted in a democratic society.