Amusing Ourselves to Death: Huxley vs. Orwell

Apt in light of my earlier item on Trump and the outright rejection of the truth is this comic by Stuart McMillen, illustrating the opening of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death.

I don’t agree, though, that this means “Huxley, not Orwell, was right.” I’d simply say that Huxley was remarkably prescient regarding what could go wrong in an open, free society.

Monday, 30 November 2015