Quotation by J.G. Ballard

Everywhere—all over Africa and South America ... you see these suburbs springing up. They represent the optimum of what people want. There's a certain sort of logic leading towards these immaculate suburbs. And they're terrifying, because they are the death of the soul.... This is the prison this planet is being turned into.
J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. Interview, Oct. 30, 1982, Re/Search, no. 8/9 (San Francisco, 1984).
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