This is insane. This, on the other hand, is what Seattle students and parents and public school administrators should actually spend their time pondering: Does our present day look more like what George Orwell feared, or what Aldous Huxley warned about?

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Stuart McMillen
and Neil Postman, via Sullivan, offer an illustrated side-by-side comparison, from which I'm only able to take a few words:

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books.

What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who would want to read one.

Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information.

Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism.

The rest, for your consideration.

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