"...he is a shrewd social commentator, though politically somewhat conventionally apocalyptic..."
Apocalyptic means prohesying the complete destruction of the world. The word comes from the Apocalypse, also known as the biblical Book of Revelation, written by St John, which describes the final destruction of the world. It derives from the Greek apokaluptein 'to reveal' from apo 'un' and kaluptein 'to cover'
THE REAL MCCOY, meaning the genuine deal, comes from a brand of whisky advertised as 'the real McKay'