TVO - The Agenda with Steve Paikin, January 4 2012: It's the End of the World
The Mayans told us 2012 was the end. Movies and books are picking up on that same theme. Why are prophecies of doom so prevalent in today's world?
The End of the World
We see it in blockbuster movies like "2012" and "Contagion." We read about it in books penned by environmentalists and existentialists: the apocalypse is upon us. The Agenda examines why prophecies of doom are so prevalent and what the phenomenon says about the human condition.
Vivian Rakoff - Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
Robert Geraci - Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
Brian Stewart - Distinguished Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs
Kathryn Denning - Professor of Anthropology, York University
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