According to Charles Fourier (1772–1837), humankind has been stuck in an incoherent state of quasi-civilization for 2,300 years. The passions have been systematically repressed, thanks in large part to the arrogance of philosophers and the charlatanism of priests. As a result, the world is cosmically out of whack. In response to this universal misery, Fourier heralds the science of Passional attraction—that primordial, ubiquitous force that connects the whole in social series. His ambition is nothing short of establishing a new, Harmonian cosmic order. His writings are a glorious fuck you to all that exists.