Utopian ideologies of the last century rejected tradicional faiths and claimed to be based in science. They were actually secular versions of the myth of Apocalypse - the belief in a world-changing events that brings history, with all its conflicts, to an end. The war in Iraq was the last of these secular utopias, primising a new era of democracy and producing blood-soaked anarchy and an emerging theocracy instead. The author argues that the death of Utopia does not mean peace. Instead it portends the resurgence of ancient myths, now in openly fundamentalist forms.