Posts Tagged ‘Big Brother

1984, Olivia Wilde

06/21/2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve read 1984. well over a decade ago.  But I did read 1984 and Brave New World at relatively the same time.  and I remember, then, that I liked Brave New World a lot better.  Nothing against 1984, which is still a great novel.  I think I had liked […]

Reasonable Fear? aka Fear v. Freedom: Ebola edition

10/17/2014

I’m as alarmed as anyone about the current Ebola crisis, both globally and quasi-locally.  I know there’s massive panic, both intuitively, and fed by the media, which feeds on hype. I also do have the sense that, in the United States at least, freedoms can and have been sacrificed, unduly and unreasonably, under the mantle […]