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Amusing Ourselves To Death

I’ve read Orwell’s 1984. I’m currently reading Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business and I recently ordered Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

Contrary to popular belief, Orwell and Huxley did not prophesy the same thing. This brilliant comic by Stuart McMillian, which takes its words from Amusing Ourselves to Death, contrasts the difference between Orwell and Huxley.

“In short,” Postman writes, “Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that we we love will ruin us.”

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