Archive for November 9th, 2011

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Posted: 9th November 2011 by Ammar Qammaz in Post

Click to see the whole picture Postman distinguishes the Orwellian vision of the future, in which totalitarian governments seize individual rights, from that offered by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World, where people medicate themselves into bliss, thereby voluntarily sacrificing their rights. Drawing an analogy with the latter scenario, Postman sees television’s entertainment value as [...]