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Huxley vs. Orwell

Just stumbled across this, the forward of "Amusing Ourselves To Death" by Neil Postman (1985):

"Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied..."

Mass media, kids. It's more evil than you think.

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Interesting comparison. Turns out their fears could be combined to explain what's going on these days. Now try not to imagine what we're heading for.
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