Huxley and Orwell

January 2, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

This cartoon sums up Neil Postman’s observation that Aldous Huxley appears to be correct that censorship isn’t necessary to intellectually disengage citizens.


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Category: Censorship, Communication, Community

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jay Fraz says:

    great find, it is a great comparison of how both were both the same and completely different.

  2. NIklaus Pfirsig says:

    Reminds me of Duran Duran's song "Too Much Information". Here is an excellent fan video of the song that I like better than the official video.

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  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Niklaus: I posted the video directly under your comment. I'm reminded of George Millers' "Magic number" of 7, plus or minus 2.

    There are formidable limits to human working memory, though we prefer to think that we can "take everything into account" even though it is often impossible to do this, physiologically speaking.

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