I was indiscriminately wondering around in Facebook — the very sense of irony — when I was directed to quite an interesting little online comic, Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Stuart McMillen;
“Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us…”
“Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us…”
As it turns out it was largely inspired by Neil Postman’s book, “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse on the Age of Show Business,” which argues “Huxley, not Orwell, was right.”
I’d say, strangely, both were correct. You?