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Most people probably took the Mayan Apocalypse as light-heartedly as I did, though clearly there were some who really thought the end was nigh. What worries me, however, is that this story is symptomatic of a more pathological apocalypticism that has begun to permeate American culture.
Like his predecessors, Camping convinced himself that he had cracked the millennial code. What makes Camping stand out is his behavior after the failure.