Q/A Will Davies

Have we lost trust in institutions?

"All institutions are a kind of illusion and require a collective suspension of disbelief in order to be maintained. Whether it be a corporation, religious ritual, trade union, or law, institutions need to be seen from a certain distance and with a certain leap of faith in order to appear real, rather than just a jumble of individuals and pieces of paper."

– This text appears in Spike #62. You can buy it in our online shop –