Skip to comments.Instead of '1984', Read This
Posted on 03/05/2017 6:24:27 AM PST by T-Bird45Edited on 03/05/2017 8:46:20 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Although America’s political system seems unable to stimulate robust, sustained economic growth, it at least is stimulating consumption of a small but important segment of literature. Dystopian novels are selling briskly — Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1932), Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here” (1935), George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” (1945) and “1984” (1949), Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” (1953) and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1985), all warning about nasty regimes displacing democracy.
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George Will: elitist, atheist, deep state flak. As such he is prone to error.
Will’s writing style — which was never good — had really degraded. This is almost unreadable.
You cannot serve both God and the mammon. There are consequences when a culture chooses to serve the mammon. America has descended into a neo pagan decadence. There are consequences to unrestricted abortion, open homosexuality with all its perverse permutations, celebrity and earth worship, widespread drug use, pornography, hedonism and of course illogical political correctness and the delusions that follow.
I may read this one.
Agreed. Georgie Porgy is all over the place.
Yes, that's what it's like now. What does that have to do with the future in the book?
Not really. I don’t care what “dystopian” novel he thinks is a useful read.
Slouching to Gomorrah is still more accurate and interesting
Will should retire and go watch baseball at a minor league parl
George Will is someone I have come to be gravely disappointed in over time. However I may check this book out. In fact, between the previous sentence and this one it’s already been loaded onto my iPad Pro.
It has been decades since I read Sinclair Lewiss It Cant Happen Here (1935) in college, but my memory of it is that one can see what Obama and his “liberal” leftist/socialist/communist supporters end goal was and is still for the United States.
And save us from writing about it.
Speaking to Reason, Shriver said: I think that the bullet we dodged in 2008 is still whizzing around the planet and is going to hit us in the head. If so, this story has already been written.
And here is another example of the left pretending that it does not stand for what it promotes. If this author really thinks we dodged a bullet in 2008, how can she be credible on anything? By that statement, she shows herself to be one of the purveyors of dystopia that she claims to be against.
Lest anyone is unclear about the significance of President Trump's election, he was elected because the American electorate saw in him our last chance to save America from the socialist dystopia that Obama very nearly succeeded in achieving. The unprecedented efforts of the left to overthrow the government now are their desperate attempts to salvage their near-success in achieving utter destruction of the American system of freedom.
I’m surprised Will didn’t close by saying that everything will turn out fine if we can just impeach and remove the President.
Will is and has long been a discredited conservative and pundit.
Why would any conservative expect or desire that Americas political system stimulate robust, sustained economic growth?
Of course he fails to acknowledge that with the advent of the web the choices of whom to read have expanded exponentially sans the filters that newspaper print, and televised news had complete control of. Thus people are not reading less and thus far less informed, just the opposite. There are more options from which to get the facts, the real facts, from, and this has him worried. He is of course justified with his fears, because more people see him as the blowhard that he is, and thus has become irrelevant by all measures.
I'm still trying to determine what the poster found that was so interesting at this piece. It really is nothing more than a book review of a book that really covers nothing new in its fictional tale.
I got that same impression attempting to read this.
He does not even mention the most prophetic dystopian novel of all...”Camp of the Saints”.
I haven’t read” It Can’t Happen Here,” but we may have moved away from a communist future in 2016. I hope so.
The Mandibles is a great book to be read IN ADDITION to
Brave New World
The Long Walk
she is not of the left.
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